Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia is an international journal that includes papers of general interest on the systematics, phylogeny, biogeography, ecology and paleontology of terrestrial and fresh-water animals worldwide. All papers are subject to peer reviews. There are no publication charges for authors.
e-ISSN 2300-0163 (online)Access via Ingenta Connect
Since 2018 Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia is an electronic-only Open Access journal distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and the source are properly cited. ISSN of the printed version (2299-6060) is valid for back volumes only.
Indexed in: BIOSIS Previews, Zoological Record, AGRO, Index Copernicus International, PBN - Polska Bibliografia Naukowa.
Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education ranking (2019): 20 points. Index Copernicus (2017): 90.26 points.
Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia has been awarded funding in the competition "Support for scientific journals 2019-2020" organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland.
According to the current Amendment of Articles 8, 9, 10, 21 and 78 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature to expand and refine methods of publication, the electronic descriptions of new taxa and nomenclatural acts are valid under certain conditions:
To fulfill these requirements, the editor of the AZC will take care to register the electronic works and include the registration numbers in the papers. Contents of the journal is deposited in 15 Polish scientific libraries (incl. National Library of Poland) and freely available at Ingenta Connect Platform.
The first evaluation of the manuscript is made by the Editor or Subject Editor and his/her is the decision on sending to two referees for evaluation on the originality of data and interpretations. From 2013 on a “double blind" procedure is ascertained as much as possible. This means that neither the identity of the reviewer(s) is known to the author(s) nor the vice versa. A cumulative list of reviewers will be published each year in last (second) volume.
Efforts are taken to keep the evaluation process completed in one month.A questionnaire for a review.
Authors may suggest potential reviewers, who are not in the conflict of interests with the authors. Any reviewers the authors wish to exclude may be named, along with the reason for exclusion. In case of contradictory opinions additional reviewers are chosen. While all suggestions will be considered, the final choice of reviewers as well as final decision on publication of the manuscript rests with the Editors.