Acta Zoologica: Morphology and Evolution

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Acta Zoologica  
Former names
Zoon (0346-508X)
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Acta Zool.
Discipline Zoology
Language English
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0001-7272 (print)
1463-6395 (web)
LCCN 58035899
OCLC no. 1461033

Acta Zoologica is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. It was established in 1920 as Acta Zoologica and obtained its current name in 2002. It is one of the world's leading zoological journals[1] and focuses on animal development, structure, and function, including physiological organization. It primarily publishes original research papers, but occasionally also publishes review articles.

Increasingly, it has concentrated on animal development, with emphasis on the functional, comparative, and phylogenetic aspects.[1] The editor-in-chief is Lennart Olsson (University of Jena).

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 1.258, ranking it 13th out of 20 journals in the category "Anatomy & Morphology"[2] and 63rd out of 153 journals in the category "Zoology"[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Journals" The Center for North American Herpetology
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Anatomy & Morphology". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. 
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Zoology". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. 

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