Focus and Scope

Focus and Scope

 EJT is a fully refereed, international, fully electronic Open Access journal in descriptive taxonomy, covering subjects in zoology, entomology, botany (in its broadest sense), and palaeontology. EJT-papers must be original and adhere to high scientific (content) and technical (language, artwork, etc.) standards. Manuscripts that are clearly substandard in either of these categories will not be sent out for review. EJT is supported by a consortium of European Natural History Institutes, but its scope is global. Both authorship and geographical region of study need not be European. Authors are, however, strongly encouraged to involve European Natural History collections by consulting material or by depositing specimens (e.g. types and figured material) related to their published paper in the collection of a European Natural History Institute.

Categories of papers published by EJT

EJT publishes the following categories of papers:

      • Research articles: contributions to the field of descriptive taxonomy, including (re-) descriptions of taxa or global checklists, taxonomic revisions, etc.
      • Monographs: papers falling into the categories listed above and exceeding 50 printed pages.
      • Opinion papers: in which authors offer information and interpretation of issues related to systematic biology and science policy making.

EJT will not publish correspondence, short notes, book reviews or any other kind of announcements. Submitted manuscripts will need to have sufficient critical mass to be considered by EJT. For example, manuscripts describing a single or very few species will need to demonstrate the general relevance of their publication. Larger and revisionary papers are preferred. Note also that EJT publishes such longer papers in FREE open access!