European Journal of Taxonomy

The European Journal of Taxonomy is a peer-reviewed international journal in descriptive taxonomy, covering the eukaryotic world. Its content is fully electronic and Open Access. It is published and funded by a consortium of European natural history institutions. Neither authors nor readers have to pay fees. All articles published in EJT are compliant with the different nomenclatural codes. EJT is an archived and indexed journal that welcomes scientific contributions from all over the world, both in content and authorship. If you have any questions about EJT, please contact us

Natural history institutions are welcomed to join the EJT consortium and to get involved if they share the following principles:
- descriptive taxonomic research is essential to safeguard our planet’s biodiversity, and remains one of the core missions of natural history institutions and their staff;
- dissemination of original research, as well as the ability to use and reuse data as freely as possible is the key to innovation and further advancement of science;
- publishing is part of the research process, and natural history institutions should be able to preserve their in-house publishing expertise;
- scholarly publications should be made accessible to all, at no charge



EJT publishes issue 250!!

Today, December 12th 2016, EJT has published its 250th issue. Since issue one was published early September 2011, our journal has described more than 900 new taxa in close to 7500 pages: 839 new species, 75 new genera and 7 new (sub-) families. Since its start 5 years ago, EJT also increased its consortium to 7 institutional members, tightened its link with CETAF and obtained an ISI impact factor for two consecutive years. We can thus safely say that EJT has come of age and has become an established journal in descriptive taxonomy.
This is all excellent news, of course! However, in some ways, EJT has become a victim of its own success. Since we received our first ISI impact factor mid 2015, the number of submissions has increased exponentially, while our production capacity has not increased in the same way. Please remember that EJT is produced fully in-house by the Natural History Institutes that are member of the EJT consortium and fully finance the journal. Therefore, EJT has a fixed number of pages that can be produced annually and recently we have accepted more papers than could fit into our page budget.
This has a variety of consequences, two of which are most relevant for our contributing authors.
Posted: 2016-12-13 More...

Naturalis is a member of the EJT Consortium!

EJT is happy to announce that the NATURALIS Biodiversity Center (Leiden, The Netherlands) has become a full member of the EJT consortium. The Steering Committee of EJT unanimously approved NATURALIS’ application for membership at its meeting in Budapest on May 2nd, 2016. We wholeheartedly welcome NATURALIS in the EJT family!  
Posted: 2016-05-13 More...
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No 260 (2017): Rare freshwater sponges of Australasia: new record of Umborotula bogorensis (Porifera: Spongillida: Spongillidae) from the Sakaerat Biosphere Reserve in Northeast Thailand


Section: Zoology; pp. 1–24, 8 figures, 1 table, 74 references;

accepted: 31 May 2016; published: 12 January 2017

Table of Contents


Nisit Ruengsawang, Narumon Sangpradub, Taksin Artchawakom, Roberto Pronzato, Renata Manconi