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About the New Zealand Journal of Zoology

New Zealand Journal of Zoology is an international journal of the zoological science of New Zealand, the Pacific Basin, and Antarctica

2016 Impact Factor 0.811

Senior Editor:

  • Cor Vink, Canterbury Museum, New Zealand

Associate Editors:

  • Jonathan Banks, Cawthron Institute, New Zealand
  • Jim Briskie, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Rob Cruickshank, Christchurch City Libraries, New Zealand
  • Chris Jones, Landcare Research, New Zealand
  • Christina Painting, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Adrian Paterson, Lincoln University, New Zealand
  • James Reardon, Department of Conservation, New Zealand
  • Mandy Tocher, Ryder Environmental Ltd, New Zealand

Aims: The diversity of the fauna of the southern continents and oceans is of worldwide interest to researchers in universities, museums, and other centres. The New Zealand Journal of Zoology plays an important role in disseminating information on field-based, experimental, and theoretical research on the zoology of the region.

Scope of submissions: 

The New Zealand Journal of Zoology publishes original research papers, review papers, short communications, book reviews, letters, and forum articles. We welcome submissions in all fields of zoological science concerning New Zealand, the Pacific Basin, and Antarctica. Particular strengths include conservation biology, insect taxonomy and pest control, but the journal’s subject matter also includes ecology, physiology, pathology, behaviour, genetics, and taxonomy. Prospective contributors should consult recent issues of the journal  to see whether a planned submission is appropriate.

  • No page charges for publication
  • Free colour printing
  • Online iFirst e-before print publication between quarterly issues option
  • Open Select option available for open access publication (gold OA)

Electronic and printed issues are published quarterly (B5 format) Print ISSN: 0301-4223, Online ISSN: 1175-8821

Contact us

Contact the Publishing team at the Royal Society of New Zealand