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

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EJT ​2014 IMPACT FACTOR is 1.312!!

We are pleased to ​announce​ that​ the​ European Journal of Taxonomy ​has ​received its first impact factor in ​the ISI ​"Journal Citation Reports 2014" release, published by Thomson Reuters on ​June ​18th​,​ 2015.
We thank all EJT authors and referees for their continued support to our journal which has made this success possible.

On behalf of the EJT consortium

The editors and desk editors
European Journal of Taxonomy
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Phryganistria tamdaoensis, one of the giant stick insects described by Joachim Bresseel and Jérôme Constant in no. 104 of the European Journal of Taxonomy, is in the Top 10 New Species for 2015 of College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry (ESF). The committee of ESF's International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE) selected this impressive species, 23 cm for the longest specimen, discovered in Tam Dao National Park in Vietnam. Living specimens can be observed in the vivarium of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels.

Bresseel J. & Constant J. 2014. Notes on the Giant Stick Insects from Vietnam and China with three new taxa including the second longest Insect known to date (Phasmatodea, Phasmatidae, Clitumninae, Pharnaciini). European Journal of Taxonomy 104 : 1–38.
Posted: 2015-05-22
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No 156 (2015): A new epigean species of the genus Anelpistina (Insecta: Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae) from Sierra de El Abra, Taninul, Mexico

Luis ESPINASA, Nicole D. BARTOLO & Solomon SLOAT

Section: Entomology; pp. 1–7, 2 figures, 7 references;

accepted: 28 September 2015; published: 25 November 2015

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A new epigean species of the genus Anelpistina (Insecta: Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae) from Sierra de El Abra, Taninul, Mexico PDF PDF/A
Luis Espinasa, Nicole D. Bartolo, Solomon Sloat

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