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Type: Editorial
Published: 2023-12-29
Page range: 53-60
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Publication and impact: a bibliometric survey of Megataxa 1–10

Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, Private Bag 92170, Auckland, New Zealand; Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity, School of Biological Sciences, the University of Auckland, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
Taxonomy publication impact authorship open access

Abstract

Megataxa was founded in January 2020 as a sister journal of the two most important journals in taxonomy, Zootaxa and Phytotaxa, with similar goals to accelerate the documentation of undescribed species and promote the development of global taxonomy, but aims to be a premium journal for most important works in taxonomy. Megataxa has grown steadily since January 2020 and has published 44 papers of various types in 3329 pages, 14 issues and 10 volumes, averaging 76 pages per paper and including six large monographs. These were contributed by 99 authors from 27 countries in six regions. Analysis of citation data in the Web of Science Core Collection showed that papers in Megataxa were cited three to nine times as often as those in Zootaxa published in the same year. The estimated (non-official) journal impact factor of 2023 for Megataxa is 6.8. These indicate that although Megataxa is still in its infancy, it has great promise to become a journal of high impact in taxonomy.

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