Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

African Invertebrates is an international peer-reviewed e-journal that covers the taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, biology, ecology, conservation and palaeontology of Afrotropical invertebrates, whether terrestrial, freshwater or marine, published by the Council of the KwaZulu-Natal Museum. A printed version of the journal is produced twice a year. All contributions are published in English (British Standard), with an option to add an abstract in any other language that uses Latin or Cyrillic alphabet. It is understood that manuscripts submitted to African Invertebrates have not been offered to any other journal for prior or simultaneous publication. The length of manuscripts generally should not exceed 70 printed pages. Exceptions, as in the case of monographic revisions, can be negotiated in advance with the Editor-in-Chief. Authors, particularly those with institutional support, are expected to cover costs associated with the production of articles. When preparing manuscripts, authors are encouraged to make use of extensive holdings of the KwaZulu-Natal Museum and other South African museums and collections, and to deposit holotypes (paratypes) and voucher specimens in recognised South African institutions.


Peer Review Process

Please view the editorial policies on the African Invertebrates Pensoft site.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Archiving with CLOCKSS

CLOCKSS system has permission to ingest, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit.


Archival Policy

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their articles online after the articles are formally published.


Copyright Policy

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • The publisher of the journal retains the copyright on the published articles, which are licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 License that allows others to copy, distribute and transmit the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright clearance from the original publisher if they intend to reproduce illustrations that have been already published elsewhere.

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