|Edited by||Zhi-Qiang Zhang|
Magnolia Press (New Zealand)
Zootaxa is a peer-reviewed scientific mega journal for animal taxonomists. It is published by Magnolia Press (Auckland, New Zealand). The journal was established by Zhi-Qiang Zhang in 2001 and new issues are published multiple times a week. From 2001 to 2020, more than 60,000 new species have been described in the journal accounting for around 25% of all new taxa indexed in The Zoological Record in the last few years. Print and online versions are available.
Temporary suspension from JCR
The journal exhibited high levels of self-citation and its journal impact factor of 2019 was suspended from Journal Citation Reports in 2020, a sanction which hit 34 journals in total. Biologist Ross Mounce noted that high levels of self-citation may be inevitable for a journal which publishes a large share of new species classification. Later that year this decision was reversed and it was admitted that levels of self-citation are appropriate considering the large proportion of papers from its field published by Zootaxa.
- ZooKeys, a fully open access zoological journal
- Phytotaxa, a botanical journal also published by Magnolia Press
- Contributions of Zootaxa to biodiversity discovery: an overview of the first twenty years
- Oransky, Ivan (2020-06-29). "Major indexing service sounds alarm on self-citations by nearly 50 journals". Retrieved 2020-07-01.
- Mounce, Ross (2020-07-03). "Suppression as a form of liberation?".
- Major indexing service reverses decision to suppress two journals from closely followed metric
- Official website
- Media related to Zootaxa at Wikimedia Commons
- Data related to Zootaxa at Wikispecies