Belgian Journal of Zoology

The Belgian Journal of Zoology is a diamond open access journal publishing high-quality research papers in English that are original, of broad interest and hypothesis-driven. Manuscripts on all aspects of zoology are considered, including anatomy, behaviour, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, genomics and physiology. Manuscripts on veterinary topics are outside of the journal’s scope. The Belgian Journal of Zoology also welcomes reviews, especially from complex or poorly understood research fields in zoology. The Belgian Journal of Zoology does no longer publish purely taxonomic papers. Surveys and reports on novel or invasive animal species for Belgium are considered only if sufficient new biological or biogeographic information is included.

All published papers and short notes in the Belgian Journal of Zoology are made available through this journal website. All manuscripts (including short notes) are peer reviewed by at least two referees and should be sent electronically to the editorial office at bjz@naturalsciences.be. Please always check the Author Guidelines before submitting. The Belgian Journal of Zoology is published online only from 2017 onwards in one volume with 2 issues. A print-on-demand version can be purchased from the editorial office.

The archive of the Belgian Journal of Zoology is available as PDF files from http://rbzs.be (2014-2016) and from https://www.naturalsciences.be/en/BJZ (1999-2015). Issues before 1999 are available in paper format at the library of RBINS.

Registration is not required to access the content. If you wish to receive notifications of new publications, please mail to kristiaan.hoedemakers@naturalsciences.be. Be sure to provide your name, first name, affiliation or address and your mail address.

 

BJZ a Diamond Open Access Journal

It is our pleasure to announce that the Belgian Journal of Zoology is now a Diamond Open Access Journal. This means that all publication charges are now cancelled, both for authors and readers. As co-publishers, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) and the Royal Belgian Zoological Society (RBZS) are thrilled that the Belgian Journal of Zoology has adopted this highest level of open access in the year in which we are also celebrating the 150th anniversary of the journal!

 

BJZ is now a PCi friendly journal

The non-profit organization “Peer Community in…” promotes scientific knowledge by reviewing and recommending unpublished scientific articles free of charge based on peer reviews (https://peercommunityin.org). There are currently 15 PCis, including PCi Zoology (https://zool.peercommunityin.org).

Being a PCi-friendly journal means that manuscripts, which are recommended by PCi Zoology (or for example PCi Evolution or PCi Ecology) will be immediately accepted for publication in the BJZ without additional peer reviewing. Only small format changes will be required prior to publication.

 

Submissions to BJZ

There are now two ways to submit a manuscript to the BJZ:

1. Online submissions to the journal or to this website are not possible, please submit to bjz@naturalsciences.be.

2. Submit a preprint to PCi Zoology and get it recommended. For details, please see https://zool.peercommunityin.org/user/new_submission and https://zool.peercommunityin.org.

Copyright statement

All published papers will be put on-line as high resolution PDF’s. Copyright thus remains with the authors. All manuscripts will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines can be found on the About page under Submissions. Please apply them carefully.

Announcements

 

Belgian Journal of Zoology supports the Biodiversity crisis campaign

 

The Belgian Journal of Zoology joins the national campaign launched on May 22nd by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences which will be continued and amplified this coming year. It is a campaign informing Belgian citizens about the Biodiversity crisis (following the 2019 IPBES global report) and there are already almost 50 Belgian organisations being part of it, including the Flemish and Wallonian regional and the federal administrations, most federal institutions of research, universities, and dozens of NGOs.

In practice, a "kit" in French and Dutch have been developed, including a film and logos, which list of tools is attached. The link to the tools of the kit is here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/

There is also a website in two langages for proposing multiple-scale solutions for protecting the biodiversity:

https://ensemblepourlabiodiversite.be/fr/

https://ensemblepourlabiodiversite.be/nl/

 
Posted: 2020-08-31
 

BJZ is Diamond Open Access

 

It is our pleasure to announce that the Belgian Journal of Zoology is now a Diamond Open Access Journal. This means that all publication charges are now cancelled, both for authors and readers. As co-publishers, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) and the Royal Belgian Zoological Society (RBZS) are thrilled that the Belgian Journal of Zoology has adopted this highest level of open access in the year in which we are also celebrating the 150th anniversary of the journal!

We are looking forward to receive new submissions via bjz@naturalsciences.be. Manuscripts on all aspects of zoology are considered, including anatomy, behaviour, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, genomics and physiology. The Belgian Journal of Zoology also welcomes reviews, especially from complex or poorly understood research fields in zoology.

All issues can be found in the Web of Science and Scopus, and also here: https://www.belgianjournalofzoology.eu/BJZ/issue/archive.

RBINS and RBSZ are strongly committed to promoting free publication and consultation of peer-reviewed scientific articles. In this context, the Belgian Journal of Zoology will also participate in the Peer Community Initiative (PCI). You will shortly receive additional information about the novel PCI Zoology that is currently being created.

Publication of the Belgian Journal of Zoology is supported by the National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS), the University Foundation and RBINS.

On behalf of the Belgian Journal of Zoology

Isa Schön, Editor-in-Chief of the Belgian Journal of Zoology

 
Posted: 2020-06-11
 
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Vol 151 (2021)

Table of Contents

Articles

Eric Parmentier, Frédéric Bertucci, Marta Bolgan, David Lecchini
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Allison Luger, Vincent Vermeylen, Anthony Herrel, Dominique Adriaens
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Morgane Millot, Frédéric Bertucci, David Lecchini , Sarah Smeets, Malika René-Trouillefou, Eric Parmentier
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Laurent Schley, Marianne Jacobs , Tiago De Sousa, Jennifer Hatlauf
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Lou Frotté, Loïc Michel, Gilles Lepoint, Sébastien Cordonnier , Étienne Bezault, Dominique Monti
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Eugenia Méndez, M. Soledad Michiels, Alejandra A. López-Mañanes
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Louis Bronne, Johann Delcourt, Tom Van den Neucker
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Jan Breine, Ericia Van den Bergh, Gerlinde Van Thyune, Claude Belpaire
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Olivier Hendrik Berteloot, Lore Vervaet, Huayan Chen, Elijah J. Talamas, Thomas Van Leeuwen, Patrick De Clercq
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Marie Cours, Jan Vanaverbeke, Koen Parmentier, Marc Knockaert, Janet Higuti, Koen Martens, Isa Schön
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Dieter Weber, Fabio Stoch, Lee R.F.D. Knight, Claire Chauveau, Jean-François Flot
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