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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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 1.312 for 2014 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 7 CETAF member institutions from Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the UK.

No 281 (2017): Begonia elachista Moonlight & Tebbitt sp. nov., an enigmatic new species and a new section of Begonia (Begoniaceae) from Peru

No 280 (2017): Taxonomy of the Myrmicine ant genus Temnothorax Mayr, 1861 (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) in the Arabian Peninsula

No 279 (2017): Neoclita pringlei (Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae), a new relict genus and species from the Drakensberg Range of South Africa

No 278 (2017): Revision of the Afrotropical planthopper genus Centromeriana Melichar, 1912 (Hemiptera, Dictyopharidae)

No 277 (2017): The first fossil wedge-shaped beetle (Coleoptera, Ripiphoridae) from the middle Jurassic of China

No 276 (2017): The genus Brachypsectra LeConte, 1874 (Coleoptera: Brachypsectridae) in the Palaearctic Region

No 275 (2017): Review of the Nassarius pauperus (Gould, 1850) complex (Nassariidae): Part 3, reinstatement of the genus Reticunassa, with the description of six new species

No 274 (2017): Comparative phylogeography of bamboo bats of the genus Tylonycteris (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) in Southeast Asia


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).

Archaeopteryx. Annual magazine of the Friends of the Jura-Museum Eichstätt (DE)

Blumea.  Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants. (EN)

Boissiera. Original scientific memoirs on the systematics, morphology, chorology and ecology of plants (EN, FR)

Candollea. Original scientific papers on the systematics, morphology, chorology and ecology of plants (EN, FR, ES, DE)

Contributions to Zoology. (EN)

Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift. German Entomological Journal (EN)

Documenta Archaeobiologiae (DE, EN)

Estudios Geológicos. Geological studies (ES)

Fauna Ibérica. Iberian Fauna series (ES)

Flora Agaricina Neerlandica. Series (NE)

Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial. (EN, ES)

Flora Iberica. (ES)

Flora Malesiana. Series (EN)

Flora of the Guianas. Series (EN)

Flora Helvetica. App for the Electronic Flora (FR, DE)

Flora del Paraguay. Series (ES)

Flore du Gabon. Series (EN)

Fossil Record. (EN)

GorteriaTijdschrift voor onderzoek aan de wilde flora. Journal of Research on the wild flora (NE)

Graellsia. General zoology review (EN, ES)

Meddelanden från Göteborgs Natur historiska Museum. Nr 32 (2013) (SE)

Persoonia. Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi. (EN)

Scripta Geologica. (EN)

Sommerfeltia. The Journal of Natural History Museum and University of Oslo (EN)

Spixiana – Zeitschrift für Zoologie Edited by the Zoological State Collection of Munich (DE)

Zitteliana. Yearly series and monographs of The Bavarian State Collection of Palaeontology and Geology (DE)

Zoölogische Mededelingen. Zoological Announcements (EN)

Zoosystematics and Evolution (EN)

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