A Bulletin of Zoology since 1898
In 1898, Karl August Möbius (1825–1908), then Director of the Zoological Collections, launched a journal called "Mitteilungen aus der Zoologischen Sammlung des Museums für Naturkunde in Berlin" (News from the Zoological Collection of the Museums für Naturkunde in Berlin). Möbius thus founded a journal closely connected to the collections of the Museum. The journal now looks back at more than a hundred years of history. In early 2008, it was renamed "Zoosystematics and Evolution". This was to signal that the journal strengthens its emphasis on zoosystematic contributions and to those with a perspective in evolutionary biology. We invite contributions by all authors interested in these subjects, including those not formally associated with the Berlin museum. All submitted manuscripts are subject to at least two peer-reviews.
Aims and scope
Zoosystematics and Evolution is an international, life science journal, devoted to whole-organism biology. It mainly publishes original research and review articles in the field of taxonomy, biosystematics, evolution, morphology, development and biogeography of all Metazoa. Its scope encompasses primary information from collection-related research, viz. taxonomic descriptions and discoveries, revisions, annotated type catalogues, aspects of the history of science, and contributions on new methods and principles of systematics. Articles whose main topic is ecology, functional anatomy, physiology, or ethology are only accepted when of clear systematic or evolutionary relevance and perspective. Review articles and contributions to a discussion forum are welcome, but authors are asked to contact the editors beforehand.