About Journal

Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics (IJAB) is published bi-annually by Office of the Vice-chancellor of Research Affairs of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran. IJAB publishes original scientific research, not published before or under consideration elsewhere, in the broad areas of Animal Biosystematics and Biodiversity which relates to the southern Palearctic region, including Iran. Publications will be in one of these three formats: full papers, short communications, and reviews. Book reviews, scientific announcements, and news relating to topics of the Journal will also be published. The main topics of interest are: theoretical, comparative, methodological, and applied research relating to the following areas: Taxonomy, Morphology, Development, Population, Zoogeography, Ecology, Behavior, Biochemical, and Molecular Population Genetics, Cytogenetics, Palaeo-neontology, Phylogeny, Systems analysis, and Modeling. The Journal is devoted to the understanding of animal diversity and its sustainable use and addresses an international audience.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Open access policy

Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics is a fully Open Access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Since all costs are covered by the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Press, there is no cost to the author, or through article processing charges.

Plagiarism policy

By submitting articles to the Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics the author attests the following:

  • None of the parts of the manuscript is plagiarized from other sources.
  • Proper reference is provided for all contents extracted from other sources.
  • Strong action will be taken against cases of plagiarism.

All the papers submitted have to pass through an initial screening and will be checked through the Advanced Plagiarism Detection Software (CrossCheck by iThenticate)

Copyright and licensing policy

As open access Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics (IJAB) follows the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License which states that:

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

The author retains certain rights as defined in the copyright and licensing policy.

Article Processing Charge (APCs)

There are no submission fees, publication fees or page charges for this journal.

Digital Preservation Policy

Website Archiving

All of our electronic content (website, manuscripts, etc.) is stored on two different sources. Content on one server is online and accessible to the readers. The copy of the same content is kept as a backup on one other sources. In case of failure of one server, any one of the other sources can be made online and website expected to be accessible within less than 24-36 hours.

Abstracting/Indexing Services

Our journal’s Abstracting/Indexing services store many essential information about the articles. Additionally, two of our journal’s Abstracting/Indexing services (Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC) and Iran Scientific Journals System) archive not only the metadata about the article, but the electronic versions of the articles, as well. Therefore, copies of the articles are available to the scientific community through their systems as an alternative to the journals own.


Authors may archive all versions (submitted, accepted and the final published) of their articles in personal or institutional repositories immediately after publication.

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