African Invertebrates

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African Invertebrates  
Former names
Annals of the Natal Government Museum, Annals of the Natal Museum
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Afr. Invertebr.
Discipline Zoology, paleontology
Language English
Edited by M.B. Mostovski
Publication details
Council of the KwaZulu-Natal Museum (South Africa)
Publication history
Frequency Biannually
ISSN 1681-5556 (print)
2305-2562 (web)
LCCN 2002229168
OCLC no. 48877367

African Invertebrates is an open access peer-reviewed scientific journal that covers the taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, ecology, conservation, and palaeontology of Afrotropical invertebrates, whether terrestrial, freshwater, or marine. African Invertebrates is currently published twice a year and accepts large revisionary works, as well as review papers and smaller contributions.


Original 1906 cover

African Invertebrates was established in 1906 as the Annals of the Natal Government Museum that changed its name later to the Annals of the Natal Museum. The journal has a continuous history of more than 100 years, with over 800 natural history articles and more than 5,000 nomenclatural acts published.[1] Originally printed copies of the journal back to 1906 are still available. Archival issues are also freely available in digital form through the SABINET African Journal Archive.


A wide range of natural science topics has been covered in the Annals of the Natal Museum and subsequently in African Invertebrates. Besides taxonomy and systematics of various animal groups, papers dealing with embryology, histology, medical and agricultural entomology, terrestrial and marine ecology, botany, geography, palaeontology, general geology, with special reference to petrography and stratigraphy, and nature conservation have been published. The coverage of animal taxa includes representatives of Protozoa, Porifera, Cnidaria, Plathelminthes, Nematoda, Rotifera, Onychophora, Arthropoda (including Crustacea, Chelicerata, Trilobita, Myriapoda, Insecta), Annelida, Bryozoa, Mollusca, Sipunculida, Echinodermata, and Hemichordata.

Abstracting and indexing

African Invertebrates is abstracted and indexed in the Science Citation Index, The Zoological Record, BIOSIS Previews, Scopus, and GeoRef. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2009 impact factor was 1.216, ranking it 53rd among 129 journals in the category "Zoology".

See also


  1. Stuckenberg, B.R.; Mostovski, M.B. (2006). "The Natal Museum and its journals: celebrating a century of publication, 1906–2005" (PDF). African Invertebrates. 47 (1): 1–9. Retrieved 2010-12-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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