About Journal

Name of journal

Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics

ISO Abbreviation

Iran. J. Anim. Biosyst.

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Ferdowsi University of Mashhad


Dr. Omid Mirshamsi



Type of review

Double blind peer review

Type of License

International License (CC BY 4.0)

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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.

Journal History

The Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics was established in 2005 by Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. From 2005 to 2008, this journal has been published one issue per year, and from 2009 onwards, it has been published bi-annually. 

Publishing schedule

The journal is published on a bi-annually basis, and the table below shows the exact dates of publication for each volume in a given year. The journal adheres to this publishing schedule unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Issue          Date of publication

Issue 1                July

Issue 2               December

Digital Preservation Policy

Website Archiving

All of our electronic content, including the Journal's website and manuscripts, is archived in two different ways. Firstly, the PDF format of the journal's content is accessible online to readers from our main server. Secondly, a copy of all content is kept as a backup on another server. In case of any content failure, it can be made available online again within 24-36 hours from our backup server.

Moreover, every published issue of the journal is sent to the following databases: [Internet Archive (since 2020) & Islamic World Science Citation Center]

Therefore, the content can be accessed at any time even in the absence of website operation.

Abstracting/Indexing Services

Our journal's Abstracting/Indexing services store all essential information about the articles. The list of these services can be found in the 'Indexing and Abstracting' section. 


Authors can archive the final published version of their articles in personal or institutional repositories, after their article’s publication.

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 users or their institutions. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without requiring prior permission from the publisher or author.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content based on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Since all costs are covered by the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, there is no cost to the author, or through article processing charges.


  • Copyright on any open access article in the Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, is retained by the author(s).
  • Authors grant Ferdowsi University of Mashhad a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.
  • Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely, provided its integrity is maintained, and the original authors, citation details, and publisher are properly identified.

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.

Publication ethics and related editorial policies

This journal is a member of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws. Journal's Membership link

The Editorial Board, Reviewers, and Authors are encouraged to study the Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement for the Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics. If they encounter any issues, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, or data falsification/fabrication in submitted or published articles, they should contact the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Mirshamsi at mirshams@um.ac.ir or the publisher's principal contact at fumpress@um.ac.ir, who will follow COPE flowcharts.

Peer review

All submitted manuscripts to this journal undergo peer review, with the type of review process being double-blind. The peer reviewers are typically external to the journal's editorial team. Information on all peer review procedures can be found in the 'Peer Review Process' section.

Ownership and management

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad owns and manages this journal, as indicated on the homepage of the journal's website.

Advisory body

The editorial board members of this journal are recognized experts in the subject areas stated in the Journal's aims and scope. The full names and affiliations of each board member are provided on the journal's website under the 'Editorial Board' section, and the list is regularly updated. To ensure that the journal maintains its integrity and to avoid association with predatory or deceptive practices, the journal periodically reviews its editorial board in collaboration with the publisher to ensure its relevancy and appropriateness.

Article Processing Charge (APCs)

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

Other revenue

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad as the publisher of the journal, supports it for each published issue by paying a defined budget according to its published annual rank in Portal of Scientific Journals of Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. The allocated budget includes those pertaining to setup and maintenance of the publication infrastructure, routine operation of the Journal, processing of manuscripts through peer-reviews, editing, publishing, maintaining the scholarly record, and archiving.


This Journal does not accept any advertising.

Direct marketing

There are no direct marketing activities in this journal.

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)

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.