About the Journal


Focus and Scope
Hystrix the Italian Journal of Mammalogy accepts papers on original research in basic and applied mammalogy on fossil and living mammals. The Journal is published both in paper and electronic "online first" format. Manuscripts can be published as full papers or short notes, as well as reviews on methods or theoretical issues related to mammals. Commentaries can also be occasionally accepted, under the approval by the Editor in Chief. Investigations of local or regional interest, new data about species distribution and range extensions or confirmatory research can be considered only when they have significant implications. Such studies should preferably be submitted as short notes. Manuscripts bearing only a local interest will not be accepted.
Full papers have no limits in length as well as in figure and table number and are abstracted in English. Authors are encouraged to add supplemental material in form of colour figures, original datasets and/or computer program source code.
Supplemental material and colour figures will appear only on the electronic edition.
Short notes must be about 16000 characters long (including title, author names and affiliations, abstract and references), and do not include supplemental material. They are abstracted in English.
Proceedings of symposia, meetings and/or workshops, and technical reports can be published as special supplements to regular issues, under the approval by the Editor in Chief and the Associate Editors.
There are no page charges.

Peer Review Process
Manuscripts will be submitted to two reviewers for evaluation of their significance and soundness. Authors will be notified at every significant step in the peer-reviewing process.

Publication Frequency
Hystrix is published two times per year.

Open Access Policy
This journal provides open access to all of it content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. For more information on this approach, see the Public Knowledge Project, which has designed this system to improve the scholarly and public quality of research, and which freely distributes the journal system as well as other software to support the open access publishing of scholarly resources.

Licensing and Copyright
All the content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.
Copyright is held by the Authors and Associazione Teriologica Italiana, and all the publishing rights are retained by the Authors.

Why publish here?
Since 1986, Hystrix publishes papers concerning mammals, with special reference to biology, ecology, systematics, conservation, management and ecology of diseases.

The priority of the journal is to promote research and increase knowledge on mammals, both in the theoretical and applied field.

In Its electronic format, Hystrix guarantees:
  • Online-First: rapid online visibility after acceptance
  • Open Access: papers are available to the entire scientific community at no charge
  • No page limit: large amount of space to publish extensive papers
  • Supplemental material: sounds, short videos or original datasets can be published online

SCImago Journal & Country Rank



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