Special Issue "Biodiversity and taxonomy of fishes in Taiwan and adjacent waters"

Forthcoming
Submission deadline: 30 June 2024

Special Issue Editors

Hsaun-Ching Ho, Barry Russell, Yusuke Hibino and Mao-Ying Lee

Special Issue Information

Taiwan is situated in the northwestern Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by the South China Sea, the Okinawa Trough, and the Taiwan Strait. The region has a remarkably high fish diversity, comprising more than 3,400 species, which is approximately 1/10 of the world's total fish species. Over the past two decades, significant research efforts have been dedicated to the study of fish diversity and taxonomy in Taiwan, with a particular focus on Chondrichthyes, eels (Anguilliformes), and various deep-sea fish species.

These research endeavors have resulted in several major publications, including special issues:

1.      Systematics and biodiversity of sharks, rays, and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes) of Taiwan,edited by M.R. DE CARVALHO, D.A. EBERT, H.-C. HO, W.T. WHITE.

2.      Systematics and biodiversity of eels (orders Anguilliformes and Saccopharyngiformes) of Taiwan, edited by H.-C. HO, D.G. SMITH, J.E. MCCOSKER, W. HOLLEMAN

3.      Systematics and biodiversity of eels (orders Anguilliformes and Saccopharyngiformes) of Taiwan (II), edited by H.-C. HO, W. HOLLEMAN, E.J. HILTON, D.G. SMITH, J. McCOSKER

4.      Study on the fish taxonomy and diversity of Taiwan, edited by H.-C. HO, K. KOEDA, E.J. HILTON

5.      Special Volume of Marine and Freshwater Biodiversity and Ecological Conservation, By Y.-T. SHAO, H.-C. HO, C.-H. YANG, I.-S. CHEN.

Over the past two decades, more than 200 new fish species have been described in Taiwan, and a few hundred new records have been added to the Taiwanese fish fauna. These findings have significantly enhanced our understanding of the fish species in Taiwan.

In this special issue, we invite all researchers who have been studying the fishes from Taiwan and adjacent and would like to contribute their new findings. All kind of fish diversity or taxonomy manuscripts are welcome and will be reviewed by experts before being included in this special issue.


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Special Issue "The Biology of Terrestrial Isopods, XII"

Forthcoming
Closed for submission

Special Issue Editors

Ivan Hadrián Tuf and Karel Tajovský

Special Issue Information

This volume is dedicated to publications on isopods and represents the proceedings book resulting from the "12th International Symposium on Terrestrial Isopod Biology" held in the Czech Republic in summer 2023. However, it is also open to other new information brought by other recent studies on woodlice, pillbugs or rolly-pollies.
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Topical collection "Contributions to the world fauna of Microgastrinae parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Braconidae)"

Permanent collection

Topical collection editors

Jose Fernandez-Triana & Erinn Fagan-Jeffries

Topical collection information

This collection of articles will be devoted to comprehensive taxonomic revisions and/or compilation of regional checklists of microgastrine wasps. Emphasis willl be placed on turbo taxonomy approaches to speed up species description, or cataloguing of species for specific regions of the planet. Extensive use of DNA barcoding data will also be encouraged. This collection will build upon the foundation provided by a recent paper on the topic published in ZooKeys in 2020 (https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/39128/).

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Topical collection "Biology of Pangolins and Bats"

Permanent collection

Topical collection information

ZooKeys invites research publications on the biology of bats and pangolins with the aim to shed light on the factors that make certain organisms like bats and pangolins particularly efficient vectors of diseases capable of causing global emergencies and irreversible damages, such as COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The APCs for this upcoming collection will be waived.

By means of Open Science, ZooKeys aims to contribute with real-time findings and data to the efforts of scientific teams, experts and other decision-makers across the globe, in order to advance the world’s understanding of the transmission pathways and potential vectors of zoonotic diseases. By adding further knowledge to the key factors that pave the way for global public health emergencies, such quality research publications are to ultimately help the mitigation and prevention of similar devastating events in the future.



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Topical collection "Global Taxon Reviews"

Permanent collection

Topical collection editors

Michael Engel, Fedor Konstantinov

Topical collection information

The Global Taxon Reviews is a topical collection of papers in the field of zoology that aims to provide comprehensive and up-to-date reviews of suprageneric taxa of significant diversity, with a special emphasis on taxonomy, phylogeny, and other aspects of taxon-centered biodiversity exploration. These reviews are intended to serve as authoritative resources for researchers, students, and enthusiasts interested in the inventorying, classification, evolutionary relationships of animals, and other related topics.

Each paper in the collection focuses on an entire taxonomic group, such as a class, order, family, subfamily or tribe, of any zoological taxon. Large genera distributed over one or more continents can be considered for publication in the collection as well. The authors of the papers should be proven experts in their respective fields, with extensive experience and knowledge of the group in question. 

The reviews are typically structured to provide a comprehensive overview of a taxon, including information on its morphology, ecology, and distribution. A particular focus is placed on the phylogenetic relationships of the group. Priority will be given to manuscripts that specifically concentrate on widely distributed taxa. Manuscripts primarily focusing on high-ranked monotypic taxa can also be considered, but only if they are discussed within a broader context. We also encourage illustrated identification keys, as they provide an efficient way to recognize taxa. 

The Global Taxon Reviews collection is designed to be a valuable resource for both researchers and students in the field of zoology, as well as for anyone interested in learning more about animal diversity and classification. By providing authoritative and up-to-date reviews of higher taxa, these papers can help in advancing our understanding of the astonishing diversity of animals at a global scale.

Realizing the importance of this series to the scientific community, the editorial team will consider special conditions for publication in the Global Taxon Reviews collection, including potential high discounts or waivers. These conditions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, taking into account individual circumstances and the overall merit of the manuscript.



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Topical collection "Caribbean Amphipoda of Panama"

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