About Taxonomy


Taxonomy (ISSN 2673-6500) is an international and interdisciplinary open access journal. It publishes original research articles, review articles, and communications that cover the conception, naming, and classification of groups of organisms, including but not limited to animals, plants, viruses, and microorganisms. It particularly emphasizes the importance and multidisciplinary significance of taxonomy, with contributions which address the implications of all fields for taxonomy, or which improve our understanding of all fields through taxonomic knowledge, especially in relation to the nature, origins, and conservation of biodiversity, at all taxonomic levels.

There is no restriction on the maximum length of the papers. Our aim is to encourage scientists and research groups to publish experimental and theoretical results of research in as much detail as possible. Full experimental details and/or study methods must be provided for research articles so that the results can be reproduced.


Research fields of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Taxonomy, evolution, and biodiversity
  • Biological classification
  • Microtaxonomy and macrotaxonomy
  • Taxonomic rank and hierarchy
  • Alpha and beta taxonomy
  • Linnean taxonomy, including pre- and post-Linnean taxonomy
  • Identification and description of species
  • Biodiversity mapping and cataloging life
  • Standardization of model organisms
  • Classification of organisms according to a variety of criteria
  • Comparative morphology
  • Taxonomic revision

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