African Zoology

African Zoology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established by the Zoological Society of Southern Africa in 1965 as Zoologica Africana. It was renamed African Journal of Zoology in 1979, when the South African Bureau of Publications took over as publisher. It got its current moniker in 2000 when the journal returned to the Zoological Society of Southern Africa.

This biannually published journal covers any aspect of zoology relevant to Africa and its surrounding oceans, seas, and islands. It features topical reviews, full-length papers, short communications, and book reviews.

African Zoology is indexed in the following databases: Biological Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, Current Advances in Biology, GeoAbstracts, Science Citation Index, and The Zoological Record. According to the Journal Citation Reports, in 2009 it ranked 91 among 129 journals in the category “Zoology”.

Image Credit: 2011 cover of the journal African Zoology. Credit: Wikipedia

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