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. As of December 2012[update] more than 26,300 new taxa have been described in the journal. Print and online versions are available.
|Edited by||Zhi-Qiang Zhang|
Magnolia Press (New Zealand)
Temporary suspension from JCREdit
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.
- Zootaxa Statistics
- Oransky, Author 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