Journal History

The Royal Zoological Society of Belgium and its Belgian Journal of Zoology continue in a long scientific tradition devoted to the promotion of zoology and to the publication of research in zoology. This tradition goes back to 1863, when the “Société malacologique de Belgique” was founded in Brussels and began to publish the Annales de la Société malacologique de Belgique. Name changes took place in 1903 (Annales de la Société royale malacologique et zoologique de Belgique) and 1923 (Annales de la Société royale zoologique de Belgique). With the internationalisation of the editorial board in 1989, the journal was opened to the international scientific community, and the name “Belgian Journal of Zoology” was chosen. From 2010 onwards the Bulletins of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences – Entomology/Biology have partly merged with the Belgian Journal of Zoology and partly with the European Journal of Taxonomy. The Belgian Journal of Zoology is now available online starting volume 147. The archive of the Belgian Journal of Zoology is available from http://rbzs.myspecies.info/node/3