About the BJZ

General information

The Royal Zoological Society of Belgium and its Belgian Journal of Zoology continue in a long scientific tradition devoted to the promotion of zoology and to the publication of research in zoology. This tradition goes back to 1863, when the “Société malacologique de Belgique” was founded in Brussels and began to publish the “Annales de la Société malacologique de Belgique.” Name changes took place in 1903 (“Annales de la Société royale malacologique et zoologique de Belgique”), and 1923 (“Annales de la Société Royale Zoologique de Belgique”). With the internationalisation of the editorial board in 1989, the journal was opened to the international scientific community, and the name “Belgian Journal of Zoology” was chosen. The Belgian Journal of Zoology is now distributed to the about 400 Belgian and international members of the Society, to bookshops, and is accessible, through an active exchange policy, in 230 libraries of various institutions in more than 50 countries in the world.

The Belgian Journal of Zoology publishes in English original papers, reviews and notes in Zoology focusing on “biodiversity, ecology and evolution”. All manuscripts (including short notes) are peer reviewed by at least two referees. The Belgian Journal of Zoology appears in two regular issues per volume (January and July) and occasional special issues.

Subscription Information

Membership of the Royal Belgian Society of Zoology is open to all biologists (click here for more information)
Back issues/volumes and a price list are available on request to the treasurer. For large orders a substantial reduction can be offered.


Dr Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Freshwater Biology
Vautierstraat 29
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief

Mr. Kristiaan Hoedemakers
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

All manuscripts should be sent to BJZ@naturalsciences.be