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TAPROBANICA, The Journal of Asian Biodiversity ISSN / eISSN 1800-427X (founded in 2009) is an International, Open Access, Peer Reviewed, Multidisciplinary, Printed & Online journal devoted to biodiversity (fauna & flora) in Asia. TAPROBANICA accepts original papers on taxonomic descriptions, notes, observations, essays, opinions, short communications, and biodiversity inventories with emphasis on behavior, breeding, conservation, ecology, evolution, morphology, genetics and systematic. TAPROBANICA is a free-to-publish journal. The ultimate aim of the journal is to provide an effective medium for communication of the latest and best scientific information.
PUBLISHER AND OPEN ACCESS POLICY:
TAPROBANICA is the official Journal of Research Center for Climate Change (RCCC) and the Faculty of Mathematics & Natural Sciences (FMIPA) of the University of Indonesia, INDONESIA. The online version is published at our website www.taprobanica.org with DOI: 10.47605/taprobanica. TAPROBANICA provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
PRINTER (FOR PRINTED VERSION):
The hard copies of the Journal's regular issue is printed at the University of Indonesia Press.
The journal’s geographic range extends to Asia with special attention to South and Southeast Asian regions.
FREQUENCY & VOLUME:
TAPROBANICA maintains a strict schedule of publication. Published biannually. The two regular issues (fascicles) are published online (and print) in May and November every year. Each regular fascicle of the journal publishes minimum 10 articles (minimum 20 per year). TAPROBANICA also publishes supplementary issues in the form of either a supplement OR special issue. These will be published as and when the manuscript is ready for publication, except when it is too close to the date of the regular issue. In that instance the supplementary issue can be published in between a week after the previous regular issue and a week before next regular issue. Therefore, the number of fascicles may be increased, depending on the volume of contribution. The printed version is available only for the regular issues, printed on art paper with minimum 200 copies in perfect-bound double column format. High quality colour and black & white illustrations are encouraged, and will be accepted with no charge for pages and illustrations.
PEER REVIEW PROCESS:
TAPROBANICA follows the single-blind peer review process. Minimum three Referees will review each manuscript, except those solicited from experts. Every manuscript will be assigned to a Section Editor who, along with the Co-Editor-in-Chief, will be responsible in making final editorial decisions. TAPROBANICA identifies Section Editors only after the initial round of reviews. The Section Editor and Referees will be picked from the journal's editorial board OR one of the subject experts identified. The Section Editor's name will appear on the first page (below the title of the article) unless anonymity is requested. All reviews are single blind. The reviewers also may reveal their name to the authors after reviewing process completed. Reviewers and Section Editors of TAPROBANICA are volunteers. Although reviewer comments are expected within a month sometimes due to requests for extension from reviewers and non-availability of subject reviewers, in rare cases the review process may take longer than 3 months.
INDEX & ARCHIVE:
TAPROBANICA is abstracted or indexed in (1) Thomson Reuters Zoological Record, (2) Google Scholar, (3) PubGet, (4) Bibliomania, (5) Bibliothekssystem Universität Hamburg, (6) Docseek, (7) Genamics, (8) Index Copernicus, (9) J4F, (10) NSFSL, (11) Researchgate, (12) Slashdocs, (13) SLJOL, (14) WILBERT, (15) Worldcat, and (16) WZB e-journals etc. TAPROBANICA printed version is archived in five International Libraries (sensu Article 8 of ICZN 1999); and the online version is registered in ZooBank (sensu Article 8 of ICZN 1999). For digital archiving we follow the national policy at National Library of the Republic of Indonesia.
Volumes 1–2 (2009–10) of TAPROBANICA Journal were published by Taprobanica Nature Conservation Society (SRI LANKA), an independent, Non-Governmental Organization established in 11 September 2008. Registered under Voluntary Social Services Organizations Act, No 31 of 1980 as amended by Act, No 8 of 1998 (Reg. No: L-131816) of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Volumes 3–5 (2011–13) of the Journal were published by Taprobanica Private Limited (SRI LANKA), an independent, private organization established in 15 February 2011. Incorporated under Companies Act, No. 7 of 2007 (Reg. No: PV 77205) of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Since Volume 6 (2014–) of the Journal has been published by Research Center for Climate Change – University of Indonesia (INDONESIA), a Research Center established in 17 October 2010. Registered as a Directorate for Research and Community Services University of Indonesia. From the year 2017 until 2019 were lapsed due to lack of funding to cover the printing cost of journal. TAPROBANICA was recommenced in 2020 (Volume 9) and now is published by the Research Center for Climate Change (RCCC) and the Faculty of Mathematics & Natural Sciences (FMIPA) of the University of Indonesia (INDONESIA).
ORIGIN OF THE NAME:
Greek astronomer Ptolemy compiled a map in 139 AD and labelled the island as "Taprobane". Reports of the island's existence were known before the time of Alexander the Great (~350 BC). For some time, the exact place to which the name referred remained uncertain. The likely possibilities included: Sri Lanka, or Sumatra, or phantom island. We use the name "TAPROBANICA" for our company as well as for our journal.
POLICY AGAINST SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT:
The author must take the responsibility of their results, data, figures in the submitted manuscript have not been published elsewhere, nor are they under consideration (from you or one of your contributing authors) by another publisher. All contributing authors must know of and concur with the submission of manuscripts. Also, the authors must follow the guidelines on the ethical treatment of animals, used proper collecting permits or reputable dealers, and type specimens are deposited in recognized National or International depositories (in case of specimens of taxa describe as new species). TAPROBANICA supports scientific ethics and does not tolerate any form of scientific misconduct including fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, and duplicate submissions. Note that scientific misconduct does not include honest errors, errors in judgment, difference of opinion or misconduct unrelated to the publication being criticized. In the instance of suspected scientific misconduct, the Co-Editor-in-Chief, the Managing Editor, and the Editorial Board Memebers will investigate objectively and TAPROBANICA will take appropriate actions suitable for the crime.