Species Diversity (Spec. Div.)

ISSN 1342-1670 (Print): ISSN 2189-7301 (Online)

A peer-reviewed, open-access, international journal for taxonomy, systematics, speciation, biogeography, and life history research of animals

Aims and Scope

Species Diversity is to facilitate the international exchange of information about animal species diversity by publishing papers dealing with all aspects of taxonomy, systematics, speciation, biogeography and life history research. The journal is published by the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology and founded in 1996 as complements the Proceedings of the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology (Dobutsu Bunrui Gakkai Shi) (ISSN 0287-0223)[Apr. 1965–Dec.1996].

Ethical responsibilities of authors and authorship principles

Authors should follow the guidelines (Section IV: Presenting Research Results) issued by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-kousei/data/rinri_e.pdf). Submitted manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism and duplicate publication. In addition, based on the Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the authors are also required to properly comply with the international legislation concerning the use of genetic resources, along with the legislation of the country where the specimens are collected. It is also recommended that, in the manuscript, the authors include proper evidence of the correct compliance of the ABS regulation (e.g. code numbers of official documents, names of local institutional contacts, etc.) If necessary, the ABS advisory editor will provide suggestions and recommendations on the correct compliance of the ethical responsibilities conducted by the authors.

Volume in Progress (Online First, Full open access)

VOLUME 27 (2022)

To Contributors

Notice to Contributors (PDF; in English) (24 May 2022 updated)

Notice to Contributors (PDF; in Japanese) (4 Mar 2022 updated)

Membership Application (PDF)



Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Satoshi Shimano: Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan


Manuscript submission address

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Editorial Staffs (2022)

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

  • Satoshi Shimano: Hosei University, Tokyo

MANAGING EDITORS

  • Masato Nitta: Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Mie

  • Takafumi Nakano: Kyoto University, Kyoto

EDITORIAL CONSULTANT

  • Takafumi Nakano: Kyoto University, Kyoto

EDITORIAL BOARD

  • Dennis P. Gordon: National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, Wellington

  • Teruaki Nishikawa: Nagoya University, Nagoya

  • Ronald Sluys: Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden

  • Robert M. Woollacott: Harvard University, Cambridge

  • Masaharu Motokawa: The Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto

  • Martin V. Sørensen: Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen

  • Sabine Stöhr: Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm

  • Kyu-Tek Park: The Korean Academy of Science and Technology, Gyeonggi-do

  • Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa: Zoological Museum Hamburg, Hamburg

  • Hiroyuki Motomura: The Kagoshima University Museum, Kagoshima

  • Greg Rouse: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

  • Harutaka Hata: National Museum of Nature and Science, Tsukuba

  • Ken Maeda: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Okinawa

  • Naoto Jimi: Nagoya University, Toba

  • Hiroshi Yamasaki: Kyushu University, Fukuoka

  • Naoya Ohtsuchi : The University of Tokyo, Otsuchi

  • Masanori Okanishi: Hiroshima Shudo University, Hiroshima

Request for permission of reproducing materials published on Species Diversity

Please fill the Application (MS Word) and send it to the editor-in-chief of Species Diversity.

Dr. Satoshi Shimano <species_diversity(a)jssz.sakura.ne.jp>

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Transfer of Copyright in Connection with Electronic Archiving

Transfer of Copyright in Connection with Electronic Archiving of Circular, Report of the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology, Proceeding of the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology, Proceedings of the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology, Species Diversity, and TAXA

29 January 2010

The Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology (hereafter, our Society), beginning with the first issue in 1951, has published a journal (hereafter, our Journal) under various titles, viz., Circular, Report of the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology, Proceeding of the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology, Proceedings of the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology, Species Diversity, and TAXA. Our Society expresses its gratitude for the support and cooperation of its members, who have enabled our Journal to flourish for 60 long years.

The National Institute of Informatics (NII) has chosen our Journal to be preserved in its Electronic Archives. This will include the full contents of every issue of every volume of our Journal. This means that every page of our Journal will be digitized and published on the website of the NII. In order to do this, it is necessary that our Society own the copyright to all the papers in our Journal, since everything will be published on the public server of the NII.

Therefore, in accordance with Copyright Law, it is necessary that all authors consent to transfer their copyright ownership to our Society.

In the September 30, 2008 revision of the Notice to Contributors (Species Diversity 13[2-3]) it was established that the copyright to all papers published in our Journal accrues to our Society. However, copyright ownership was never made clear for papers published before this date.

Consequently, we are requesting all authors who published in our Journal before September 30, 2008 to transfer their copyright ownership to our Society.

Authors who do not agree to this copyright transfer, or who have questions about the transfer, are requested to contact the Main Office of our Society in writing or by e-mail before December 31, 2010. Our Society assumes that all interested parties will see and read this message. However, in the event that the message is not seen until after the cutoff date, our Society is prepared to negotiate any problems on an individual basis. If by the cutoff date no particular protest or request for negotiation is received, our Society will assume that the interested parties have granted our request for transfer of copyright ownership, and will proceed with the publication of the entire contents of our Journal in the NII, as set out above.

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