In this section you will be able to explore the publications produced by CETAF and by CETAF members, including journals, floras and scientific articles or educational material and policy oriented papers.

A list of publishing platforms that are related to taxonomy as well as organisations that publish within CETAF's field of interest is also provided below


CETAF is an organisation with a European and International outlook. It focuses on the dissemination of infomation on natural history collections and scientific research and, via its members, on the promotion of taxonomy, systematics and collections based research via scientific publishing.  CETAF supports the European Journal of Taxonomy, its flagship scientific, open-access journal. CETAF also focuses on publishing Policy and Position Papers that investigate the role of Natural History Collections and associated research in shaping and contributing to today's society.


CETAF Policy and Position Papers aim at bridging the gap between scientific research, scientific policy and societal challenges.




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Güntsch, A. et al. 2017. Actionable, long-term stable and semantic web compatible identifiers for access to biological collection objectsDatabase (Oxford). Vol. 2017 (1).

Price, M. J. 2014. The Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF): Exploring and documenting diversity in nature. Taxon 63(5): 1161-1163.

Neumann, et al. 2014. Access and Benefit Sharing - Global Implications for Biodiversity Research, Collections and Collection Management arising from the Nagoya Protocol. Collection Forum. Vol.28 (Sept 2014). SPNHC.

CETAF 2014 Code of Conduct and Best practice for Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS)

San Francisco DORA 2012 Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). Putting  science  into  the  assessment  of  resea.

GBIF-CETAF 2011 Memorandum of Understanding.

CETAF 2008Position Paper on Biodiversity and Europe: the Contribution of Taxonomy and the European Taxonomic Facilities

CETAF 2004. Position Paper. Biodiversity and Europe the contribution of taxonomy and the European taxonomic facilities.

CETAF 2004. Support for European Directory of Species Names. 


EJT is a scientific journal focusing on descriptive taxonomy. It encompasses the fields of zoology, entomology, botany and palaeontology, and is of global scope, both in terms of its authorship and its geographical coverage.

EJT is an international Open Access, peer-reviewed, and fully electronic journal. Its articles are original and adhere to high scientific and technical standards as the impact factor of 0.649 for 2016 shows.

EJT was established within the European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy (EDIT) and was integrated into CETAF in 2011. The journal is currently run by 9 CETAF member institutions from Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK.

No 347 (2017): New Cheilostomata (Bryozoa) from NE Atlantic seamounts, islands, and the continental slope: evidence for deep-sea endemism

No 346 (2017): Atlas of European millipedes 2: Order Julida (Class Diplopoda)

No 345 (2017): New bryozoan species from the Pleistocene of the Wanganui Basin, North Island, New Zealand

No 344 (2017): The fouling serpulids (Polychaeta: Serpulidae) from United States coastal waters: an overview

No 343 (2017): New sibling species and new occurrences of squat lobsters (Crustacea, Decapoda) from the western Indian Ocean

No 342 (2017): A new species of freshwater flatworm (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Dendrocoelidae) inhabiting a chemoautotrophic groundwater ecosystem in Romania

No 341 (2017): Uncovering hidden biodiversity: phylogeny and taxonomy of Physoderinae (Reduviidae, Heteroptera), with emphasis on Physoderes Westwood in the Oriental and Australasian regions

No 340 (2017): Revision of Chinese mainland Hybovalgus Kolbe, 1904, with description of a new species, and Excisivalgus Endrödi, 1952 reduced to synonymy with Hybovalgus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)


No 100 (2014): A mountain of millipedes I: An endemic species-group of the genus Chaleponcus Attems, 1914, from the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania (Diplopoda, Spirostreptida, Odontopygidae) (Special printed edition)

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Community Publications

CETAF members produce or edit a range of documents, papers and articles. Below, you can find their latest Scientific Publications, and documents relating to Public Outreach and Education.

You can look for further documentation on our members individual websites, in English or in the National language(s) of the country concerned or search for publications by our members via our search engine of institutional assets.

Scientific Journals and other publications

The CETAF community is very diverse, and its members produce an array of scientific publications (journals, floras, scientific articles). In the list below, you can find an overview of journals published or edited by our members.


Public Outreach  and Education

CETAF members transmit their knowledge to the general public, especially children and students. Topics covered range from current environmental and climate change issues, to the processes of evolution, or ecosystem and species management.

Toolkit: Botanic Gardens, new tools for environmental education. Botanic Gardens Education Network. Botanic Garden of Florence, Madrid and Meise (Brussels).

Cataloghi e collezioni. Firenze University Press (IT)

Teaching Resources. Environmental Education Documents. Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva (FR).

Naturalis Nature books. (NE)

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Didactical Files.


Publishing platforms

Please find below a list of platforms that either publishing scientific articles related to CETAF’s interests or are involved in disseminating information on scientific articles.


Elsevier Journals


Magnolia Press

Nature Publishing Group

Pensoft Publishers



Web of Science