Zoological Science is published by the Zoological Society of Japan and devoted to publication of original articles, reviews and editorials that cover the broad field of zoology. The journal was founded in 1984 as a result of the consolidation of Zoological Magazine (1888–1983) and Annotationes Zoologicae Japonenses (1897–1983), the former official journals of the Zoological Society of Japan. Each annual volume consists of six regular issues, one every two months.
With the advent of molecular biology and genetics in the last century, zoology has grown extensively as an interdisciplinary science for the study of animal diversification and evolution through the integration of various disciplines and techniques across biology. As an international journal, ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE provides a forum for zoologists worldwide who address the scientific problems nature presents to us, armed with new ideas and discoveries, theoretical models, and experimental systems available in this new millennium. ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE strives to set a standard for zoology by providing high-quality reviewing and publication.
Zoological Letters is an open access journal that publishes new and important findings in the zoological sciences. As a sister journal to Zoological Science, Zoological Letters covers a wide range of basic fields of zoology, from taxonomy to bioinformatics. We also welcome submissions of paleontology reports as part of our effort to contribute to the development of new perspectives in evolutionary zoology. Our goal is to serve as a global publishing forum for fundamental researchers in all fields of zoology.
ZooDiversity Web (ZDW) is a search and access website that provides an attractive and easy-to-use internet search engine and showcase for scientific papers published since 1984 in the Zoological Science. These papers include over 4,000 peer-reviewed articles on a great diversity of over 13,000 different species of animals. A remarkable feature of the ZDW is its search engine. When you enter a general or species’s name (e.g. medaka or Oryzias latipes) of an animal in which you are interested, you can find scientific papers using the animal.