About the Journal

Zoosystematica Rossica was founded in 1992 by an outstanding Russian taxonomist Izyaslav M. Kerzhner (1936-2008) who was the permanent Editor-in-Chief of the journal for 15 years.


ISSN: 2410-0226 (Online), 0320-9180 (Print).


Publisher: Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg.


Aims and scope

Zoosystematica Rossica is an international journal for publication of papers on any aspects of systematic zoology, in all groups of animals, both extant and fossil, from all over the World. The journal is published in English and focuses on the descriptions of new taxa, revisions and reviews, nomenclature, theories and methods of taxonomy and phylogeny, interesting new faunal records, catalogues and checklists, identification keys, phylogenetic relationships and zoogeography.

Abstracting, indexing and archiving

The journal is indexed in Scopus, BIOSIS Previews, Zoological Record, Russian Science Citation Index of Web of Science, and eLibrary. All papers are registered in the Official Register of Zoological Nomenclature (ZooBank) and archived in the Zenodo digital repository in accordance with the requirements for online publications, which are set out in The ICZN amendment of Articles 8, 9, 10, 21 and 78 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Any nomenclature act published in the journal becomes valid immediately after the online publication of the respective article.

Publication frequency

Zoosystematica Rossica publish articles online within the framework of two issues, which are also published on paper semiannually, at the end of June and at the end of December. Volumes of the journal are accompanied with irregular supplements.

Open access statement

Zoosystematica Rossica is an open access journal. Articles are available on the Internet to all readers immediately after publication. All the main information about the article, as well as the full text in PDF format, is presented on the page of a separate article in the Volumes online section. Currently, full texts of articles are available for journal issues, starting with 10(1), 2001, and work to digitise earlier issues is underway, as well as retrospective assignment of DOI to all articles.

Editorial Board

Chairman of the Editorial Board

Оleg N. Pugachev (Russia, St Petersburg)


Dimitry A. Gapon (Russia, St Petersburg)

Andrey V. Gorochov (Russia, St Petersburg)

Executive secretary

Ekaterina V. Tselikh (Russia, St Petersburg)

International Advisory Board

Alexander F. Alimov (Russia, St Petersburg)

Kjell R. Bjørklund (Norway, Oslo)

Holger H. Dathe (Germany, Eberswalde)

Irakli Ya. Eliava (Georgia, Tbilisi)

Mark J. Grygier (Taiwan [R.O.C.], Keelung)

Ke Chung Kim (USA, Penn State University Park)

Alexander P. Rasnitsyn (Russia, Moscow)

Language Editors

Robert B. Angus (United Kingdom, London)

Oleg G. Manylov (Russia, St Petersburg)

Technical Editor

Tatyana V. Dolnik (Russia, St Petersburg)

Section Editors

Leonid N. Anisyutkin (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Polyneoptera

Sergey A. Belokobylskij (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Hymenoptera

Nina G. Bogutskaya (Austria, Vienna): Pisces and lower Chordata

Mikhail E. Daneliya (Finland, Helsinki): Crustacea

Dmitry A. Dmitriev (USA, Champaign): Hexapoda, Auchenorrhyncha

Nataliya Yu. Dnestrovskaya (Russia, Moscow): Polychaeta, Echinodermata

Ilya A. Gavrilov-Zimin (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Paraneoptera

Boris M. Kataev (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Coleoptera

Andrey I. Khalaim (Mexico, Ciudad Victoria): Hexapoda, Hymenoptera

Pavel V. Kijashko (Russia, St Petersburg): Mollusca

Evgeny A. Koblik (Russia, Moscow): Aves

Andrey A. Przhiboro (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Diptera

Alexander Yu. Ryss (Russia, St Petersburg): Nematoda

Sergey Yu. Sinev (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Lepidoptera

Sergey Yu. Storozhenko (Russia, Vladivostok): Hexapoda, Orthoptera

Nikolai N. Yunakov (Norway, Oslo): Hexapoda, Coleoptera