Zoology in the

Middle East




The only journal covering the faunal biodiversity of the entire Middle East

– covered in the Science Citation Index (SCIE) –



The Middle East at its location at the intersection of three zoogeographic regions endows a vast landscape with a striking diversity of habitats and fauna and flora with many endemic species. Zoology in the Middle East is the only scientific journal covering the whole range of zoology in this unique region of the world and helps further the understanding of the Middle East as a zoogeographical unit. The journal aims at improving the interchange of knowledge and ideas between specialists on different subjects and taxa.


Zoology in the Middle East publishes original papers on ecology, zoogeography, animal biology, biodiversity, faunistics, systematics, and taxonomy of the Middle East. Far over 1000 authors from more than 65 countries have published their scientific results in Zoology in the Middle East. The journal is thus a unique information source on Middle East wildlife; the first 65 volumes and three Special Issues comprise over 10,000 printed pages.


It is a refereed journal with an international Advisory Board. Zoology in the Middle East has found place in the elite Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), which comprises a selection of the world's leading scholarly science and technical journals from more than 150 disciplines, and forms the basis for calculating the impact factor (IP). Zoology in the Middle East is published by the publisher Taylor & Francis. Please visit the journal’s new web site at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tzme20/current#.UZ8Mkp3wCig. The current web site will be maintained for some time.


Print ISSN: 0939-7140

Online ISSN: 2326-2680




Dr Max Kasparek

(for list of publications click here)

Natural Resources Management, Heidelberg (Germany)

Associate Editor

Dr Adrian C. Pont

University Museum of Natural History, Oxford (U.K.)

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr Zuhair S. Amr

Jordan University of Science & Technology, Irbid (Jordan)

Dr Yulia Astafurova

Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences,
St. Petersburg (Russia)

Prof. Dr Wolfgang Böhme

Museum Alexander König, Bonn (Germany)

Prof. Dr Ali Demirsoy

Hacettepe University, Ankara (Turkey)

Prof. Dr Victor Fet

Marshall University, Huntington (USA)

Dr Francis Gilbert

Nottingham University, Nottingham (U.K.)

Prof. Dr Henri Dumont

Ghent University, Ghent (Belgium)

Dr. Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani

Damghan University, Damghan (Iran)

Prof. Dr George Japoshvili

Agricultural University of Georgia, Tbilisi (Georgia)

Dr Bahram H. Kiabi

Shaheed Beheshti University, Tehran (Iran)

Dr Boris Kryštufek

University of Primorska, Koper (Slovenia)

Dr Fareed Krupp

Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)

Dr Wilson R. Lourenço

Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (France)

Prof. Dr Abdul Karim Nasher

Sana’a University, Sana’a (Yemen)

Dr Tomáš Pavlíček

University of Haifa, Haifa (Israel)

Prof. Dr Vladimir Pešić

University of Montenegro, Podgorica (Montenegro)

Dr Hossein Rajaei

State Museum of Natural History, Stuttgart (Germany)

Prof. Dr Mostafa A. Saleh

Al-Azhar University, Cairo (Egypt)

Dr Çağan H. Şekercioğlu

University of Utah, Salt Lake City (U.S.A.)

Prof. Dr Michael Veith

Trier University, Trier (Germany)


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