About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Acta Biologica Sibirica is a peer-reviewed, open-access, launched to accelerate research and free information exchange in taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography,  faunistics, floristics, Biological systematics, nature conservation and protected areas.

In the fields of faunistics and floristics, we accept articles of two types: floral and faunal lists on any region of the world (areas, regions, countries, mountain ranges, national parks), and faunal and floral discoveries (finding new species for the regions, additions to previously published inventories…). We also accept articles on methodology of faunal and floral studies. 

The following categories of papers will be considered:

  • original research articles
  • reviews - longer articles, offering a comprehensive overview, historical analysis or/and future perspectives of a topic
  • short communications
  • letters and discussion papers
  • book reviews
  • memorial articles

The journal publishes electronic versions of the articles when these are ready to publish, without delays that might be caused by completion of an issue. These electronic versions are not "pre-prints" but final and immutable (Version of Record), hence available for the purposes of biological nomenclature. The date indicated on the electronic version is to be considered the actual publication date

Article Processing Charges

The publication in this journal is a subject of Article Processing Charge (APC) of RUB 15000. The APC should be covered upon acceptance of the manuscript. The authors should opt for the preferred method of payment during the submission process and for the second option they should also contact the journal editors Alexander Matsyura (amatsyura@gmail.com) and/or Roman Yakovlev (yakovlev_asu@mail.ru).

Frequency: Since 2020 Acta Bioloigca Sibirica applies a rolling publication principle, meaning that the final versions of articles (i.e. with pagination and complete citation information) are published and allocated to a rolling volume as and when they are ready. We will publish one rolling volume consisting of a single issue per calendar year from 2020. All the articles will be continuously paginated and the universal digital object identifier (DOI) should be used for citations.