European Journal of Taxonomy

The European Journal of Taxonomy is a peer-reviewed international journal in descriptive taxonomy, covering the eukaryotic world. Its content is fully electronic and Open Access. It is published and funded by a consortium of European natural history institutions. Neither authors nor readers have to pay fees. All articles published in EJT are compliant with the different nomenclatural codes. EJT is an archived and indexed journal that welcomes scientific contributions from all over the world, both in content and authorship. If you have any questions about EJT, please contact us

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- descriptive taxonomic research is essential to safeguard our planet’s biodiversity, and remains one of the core missions of natural history institutions and their staff;
- dissemination of original research, as well as the ability to use and reuse data as freely as possible is the key to innovation and further advancement of science;
- publishing is part of the research process, and natural history institutions should be able to preserve their in-house publishing expertise;
- scholarly publications should be made accessible to all, at no charge



EJT 2019 Journal Impact Factor is 1.393 and is now also cited in the category “PLANT SCIENCES”!


The editors of the European Journal of Taxonomy are very happy to announce that the Journal Impact factor (Clarivate Analytics) of 2019 is 1.393, as compared to 1.188 in 2018, a very clear increase. In addition, EJT is now represented in three categories of the Web of Science: Zoology (68/168), Entomology (45/101) and now also Plant Science (130/234), thus covering all eukaryotic organisms that EJT publishes on. EJT is firmly positioned in the second quartile (Q2) in Entomology and Zoology and in the third quartile (Q3) regarding Plant sciences, thus showing that taxonomic papers can indeed be well-cited. We thank all authors, referees and readers for their continuous help in advancing our diamond open access journal in descriptive taxonomy. The unrelenting support of the ten institutional members of the EJT consortium is absolutely vital, especially during these difficult times of the corona pandemic. The continued endorsement of EJT by CETAF is gratefully acknowledged.

Posted: 2020-08-03 More...

Nesrine Akkari is the new EJT topical entomology editor


After several years of dedicated work as EJT topical Entomology editor, Gavin Broad of the London Natural History Museum has asked to be replaced; owing to the fact that he has received several new duties at work. However, he will remain on board as the section editor for Hymenoptera. We thank Gavin for his past and future efforts, and wish him all the best in his new life!

The new EJT topical Entomology editor is Nesrine Akkari from the Natural History Museum of Vienna (Austria). We heartily welcome Nesrine to the team of EJT editors and desk editors and are much looking forward to working with her. Below is a short CV. Great having you on board Nesrine!

Posted: 2019-09-03 More...
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No 696 (2020): Solomon’s Gold Mine: Description or redescription of 24 species of Caridina (Crustacea: Decapoda: Atyidae) freshwater shrimps from the Solomon Islands, including 11 new species.

Valentin de MAZANCOURT, David BOSETO, Gerard MARQUET & Phillippe KEITH

Section: Zoology; pp. 1–86, 26 figures, 1 table, 82 references;

accepted: 24 March 2020; published: 4 August 2020

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Valentin de Mazancourt, David Boseto, Gerard Marquet, Philippe Keith