Important Dates
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline

    Dec 15, 2017

  • Abstract Submission Deadline

    Apr 30, 2018

  • Convention Check-In Date

    Jun 24, 2018



1) Manuscripts should be sent to the subject editor of Oligochaeta, Rüdiger M. Schmelz (Email Do not send manuscripts to the editor-in-chief, these will be returned immediately.

2) Before preparation of manuscripts, please study carefully the instructions to authors at
Please consider that the objective of Zootaxa is to specifically foster zoo-taxonomic research – a field that is increasingly dismissed and ignored by traditional journals. Non-taxonomic contributions are therefore discouraged, since there are numerous other journals covering non-taxonomic topics. In any case of doubt please contact the subject editor before preparing and submitting a manuscript.

3) Deadline for submission of manuscripts is 15 Nov 2018. Processing of manuscripts includes rigorous peer reviewing following international standards.

4) If the minimum number of pages for a Special Proceedings Volume in Zootaxa is not achieved, the peer-reviewed and accepted contributions will be published in regular issues of the journal, with a head- or footnote such as: "paper presented at the 1st International Earthworm Congress, including the 8th International Oligochaete Taxonomy Meeting, 25-29 June 2018, Shanghai, China."


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