This is dedicated to two pioneers in this field Charles Davies Sherborn 1861-1942 and Charles Wallace Richmond 1868-1932.
An occasional publication reporting on investigations into the bibliography of zoology, chiefly relating to dates of publication (especially of works issued in parts), problems of authorship, examples of cancellantia, and other bibliographical features that might have a bearing on nomenclatural problems. Since publication will be only online, most papers can be published very rapidly. Full illustration, with colour where appropriate, is preferred. Authors pay no page charges and receive a PDF/A with freedom to place this on one or more websites and to circulate this.
Publishing is arranged article by article. Volume 3 initiated the new method of publishing article by article; it offered free downloads, and immediate Open Access, and access is article (issue) by article.
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- Kraig Adler, USA [Herpetology]
- Graham Arader, USA [Antiquarian Bookseller]
- Patrice Bouchard, Canada [Entomology]
- Roger Bour, France [Herpetology]
- Les Christidis, Australia [Ornithology]
- Paul Clark, United Kingdom [Crustacea]
- Alfred Gardner, USA [Mammalogy]
- Maurice Kottelat, Switzerland [Ichthyology]
- Andrea Kourgli, Austria [Zoology Librarian]
- Christopher Lyal, United Kingdom [Entomology]
- Svetlana Nikolaeva, United Kingdom [Paleontology]
- Constance Rinaldo, USA [Zoology Librarian]
- Ray Williams, United Kingdom [Parasitology; Cnidaria]
- Edward Dickinson, United Kingdom [Editor]
Further appointments may be made to represent other disciplines in zoology.
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Subsequent volumes (issued article by article) all currently free to download):
Bousquet, Y. – Book catalogues issued for the Leipzig trade fairs and the dating of taxonomic works. Pp. 93-126.
Vol. 4, No. 6 (7 March 2018)
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Vol. 5, No. 7 (8 March, 2019)
PLANNED FURTHER ISSUES FOR THIS VOLUME [¶ provisionally accepted but in peer-review; § approved and being page proofed; † = approved but awaiting confirmation of acceptance of a paper to be inserted ahead of this]
Vol. 5, No. 10:
§ Lebossé, A. & E.C. Dickinson. – Complementary information in respect of the split of the Synopsis Avium in the 1837 volume of the Magasin de Zoologie. In prep.
Williams, R.B. – Correction of the spurious 1868 publication date of Thomas Hinck`s A History of the British Hydroid Zoophytes to 1869, with a list of included new taxa and nomenclatural combinations, and a bibliographical description. Pp. 3-27.
Gouraud, C. & L. Chevrier. – Origins and dating of Baillon`s "Catalogue des Mammifères, Oiseaux, Reptiles, Poissons et Mollusques testacés marins, observés dans l`arrondissement d’Abbeville" with special regard to new taxa. Pp. 29-40.
Williams, R.B. – Thomas Hincks’s A History of the British Marine Polyzoa: 1879 or 1880? Confirmation of publication date. Pp. 41-47.
Williams, R.B. – Determination of the publication-date of George Johnston`s "A catalogue of the zoophytes of Berwickshire", with nomenclatural consequences for some cnidarian and bryozoan family-groups. Pp. 49-53.
Williams, R.B. – Bibliographical descriptions and dating of original parts and consolidated volumes of H.T. Stainton`s "A manual of British Butterflies and Moths", with dating and combined order of precedence of some relevant contemporaneous literature. Pp. 55-102.
Lee, M. & M.D Bruce – Three additional birds from the "Voyage de LaCoquille" (1822-1825). Pp. 103-112.
PLANNED FURTHER ISSUES FOR THIS VOLUME [§ provisionally accepted but in revision post peer-review or in type-setting; † = approved but awaiting confirmation of acceptance of a paper to be inserted ahead of this]
Vol. 6, No. 8 (2019: to be announced)
Vol.7 GEORGE R. GRAY VOLUME