EJT: 1000 species and beyond!

The European Journal of Taxonomy has published its 1000th new species: Pristimantis boucephalus sp. nov. in EJT issue 325. This minute species of Amphibia, described by Lehr et al. from Peru, measures less than 15 mm and has been nicknamed the “Bigheaded Rubber Frog”.  
Posted: 2017-06-02 More...

EJT welcomes two new members to the consortium

The EJT consortium is happy and proud to welcome two new members, both from Madrid (Spain): the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales and the Real Jardín Botánico. On April 24th, 2017, the EJT Steering Committee unanimously accepted the applications of both institutes and we heartily welcome these two new partners, who enlarge the consortium to 9 members representing 6 European countries.  
Posted: 2017-05-16 More...

Frederik Leliaert is the new botany editor of EJT

Frederik is scientific director at the Botanic Garden Meise and a visiting professor at Ghent University (Belgium).  Frederik is our new Topical editor for Botany and will handle botanical manuscripts (in the widest sense) as from March 2017.  
Posted: 2017-02-22 More...

Watch this site: EJT publishes the “DNA Library of Life” this coming February!

As from Monday January 30th 2017, EJT will publish in rapid sequence a series of 20 papers, belonging to a special issue on the “DNA Library of Life”. This special set of papers results from the project “Bibliothèque du vivant”, which was funded by three French institutions (CNRS, INRA and MNHN). The project ran between 2011 and 2013 and provided access to sequencing power, offered by the Genoscope ( to 105 research teams.  
Posted: 2017-01-24 More...

EJT publishes issue 250!!

Today, December 12th 2016, EJT has published its 250th issue. Since issue one was published early September 2011, our journal has described more than 900 new taxa in close to 7500 pages: 839 new species, 75 new genera and 7 new (sub-) families. Since its start 5 years ago, EJT also increased its consortium to 7 institutional members, tightened its link with CETAF and obtained an ISI impact factor for two consecutive years. We can thus safely say that EJT has come of age and has become an established journal in descriptive taxonomy.
This is all excellent news, of course! However, in some ways, EJT has become a victim of its own success. Since we received our first ISI impact factor mid 2015, the number of submissions has increased exponentially, while our production capacity has not increased in the same way. Please remember that EJT is produced fully in-house by the Natural History Institutes that are member of the EJT consortium and fully finance the journal. Therefore, EJT has a fixed number of pages that can be produced annually and recently we have accepted more papers than could fit into our page budget.
This has a variety of consequences, two of which are most relevant for our contributing authors.
Posted: 2016-12-13 More...
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