African Invertebrates

African Invertebrates is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal that covers the taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, ecology, conservation, and palaeontology of Afrotropical invertebrates, whether terrestrial, freshwater, or marine. It is published by Pensoft Publishers on behalf of the KwaZulu-Natal Museum and the editor-in-chief is David G. Herbert (KwaZulu-Natal Museum).

African Invertebrates
Cover of first issue
DisciplineZoology, paleontology, systematics
Edited byJohn Midgley
Publication details
Former name(s)
Annals of the Natal Government Museum, Annals of the Natal Museum
Pensoft Publishers on behalf of the KwaZulu-Natal Museum (South Africa)
0.36 (2020)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Afr. Invertebr.
ISSN1681-5556 (print)
2305-2562 (web)
OCLC no.48877367


The journal was established in 1906 as the Annals of the Natal Government Museum and after 1910 renamed to Annals of the Natal Museum.[1] In 1989, the journal stopped publishing archaeological and anthropological papers, which was split of to a new journal, the Natal Museum Journal of Humanities (later: Southern African Humanities), while the Annals of the Natal Museum were restricted to the natural sciences.[1] The journal obtained its name in 2001 when its scope was limited to the study of invertebrates.[1]

Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2016 impact factor of 0.622.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Stuckenberg, B.R.; Mostovski, M.B. (2006). "The Natal Museum and its journals: celebrating a century of publication, 1906–2005" (PDF). African Invertebrates. 47 (1): 1–9. Retrieved 2010-12-16.
  2. ^ a b c "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Clarivate Analytics. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  3. ^ "Embase Coverage". Embase. Elsevier. Retrieved 2016-11-09.
  4. ^ "Content overview". Scopus. Elsevier. Retrieved 2016-11-09.
  5. ^ "African Invertebrates". 2016 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2017.

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