Opuscula Zoologica Instituti Zoosystematici et Oecologici Universitatis Budapestinensis was launched in 1956 and since then has been published as printed volumes. From 2006 onwards it has also been published electronically and from 2015 each article has been provided with a doi (digital object identifier) number. In 2019 we celebrated a semi-millennium publishing our 50th volume. During these 65 years of publishing Opuscula Zoologica in this traditional way (hard copies) the publishing environment has changed dramatically and the scientific community has increasingly become accustomed to accessing the current literature electronically. We believe that the future of scientific research is with electronic access, since this is the fastest, easiest and most reliable way to find new research and knowledge. Therefore, from volume 51 (2020) Opuscula Zoologica (Budapest) will be published only electronically.
The electronic publication of Opuscula Zoologica fully complies with the requirement of ICZN. All published article is registered in the Zoobank and archived in Zenodo and EPA repositories.
We believe that this step will help maintaining the quality of our journal and by eliminating the necessary page limit of printed volumes allows publishing more complex monographic works in the regular volumes as well.
Árpád Berczik Csaba Csuzdi
Budapest, 25 June 2020