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Statistics

Number of issues (papers) published
3,865 volumes (14,594 papers) since May 2001 
20 papers in volumes 120 in 2001
107 papers in
volumes 21–127 in 2002
268 papers in
volumes 128395 in 2003
398 papers in
volumes 396793 in 2004
575 papers in
volumes 7941103 in 2005
1,020 papers in
volumes 11041385 in 2006  
1,058 papers in
volumes 13861670 in 2007  
1,162 papers in
volumes 16711968 in 2008 
1,488 papers in
volumes 19672326 in 2009
1,582 papers in
volumes 23272731 in 2010
1,746 items in
volumes 27323148 in 2011
1,980 items in volumes 31493598 in 2012
2,135 items in volumes 35993752 in 2013

Number of pages published
296,236 pages in total; length of papers from 1 page to 1295 pages 
302 pages in 2001
2,445 pages in 2002
6,033 pages in 2003
9,641 pages in 2004
12,447 pages in 2005
22,052 pages in 2006
23,530 pages in 2007
24,409 pages in 2008
28,858 pages in 2009
32,330 pages
in 2010  
32,143 pages in 2011  
37,378 pages in 2012 
39,921 pages in 2013

Number of monographs/books (papers with 60 pages or more) 
821 in total during 2001–2013

1 in
2001
8 in 2002
20 in 2003
27 in
2004
31 in
2005
58 in
2006
57 in 2007
62 in 2008
71 in 2009
92 in 2010
90 in 2011
105 in 2012
108 in 2013

Number of new taxa published (till the end of 2012)
26,373 (3,514 of Coleoptera, 3,471 of Diptera, 2,549 of Hemiptera, 2,644 of Hymenoptera, 2,135 of Crustacea,  1,662 of Acari
1,444 of  Lepidoptera, 1,389 of Araneae, 819 of Trichoptera, 868 of Pisces, 539 of Orthoptera, 410 of Reptilia, 401 of Myriapoda
420 of Amphibia, 375 of Platyhelminthes,  426 of Mollusca,  402 of Annelida, 228 of Collembola, 209 of Porifera
204 of Thysanoptera, 194 of Nematoda,  164 of Ephemeroptera,  166 of Phthiraptera,  160 of Coelenterata, 147 of Echinodermata,  137 of Odonata, 128 of Plecoptera,  115 of  Tardigrada, 97 of Bryozoa, 79 of Phasmatodea, 76 of Blattodea, 105 of Opiliones
66 of Psocoptera,
69 of Neuroptera, 39 of Protura, 50 of Mammalia,  32 of  Scorpiones 43 of Ascidiacea,  29 of Protozoa
25 of Pycnogonida, 28 of Isoptera, 21 of Megaloptera, 29 of Aves, 28 of Mecoptera, 21 of Rotifera, 15 of Hemichordata,  
20 of
Gastrotricha,  16 of Mantodea, 10 of Gnathostomulida 18 of Pseudoscorpiones,  9 of Nemertea, 7 of Nematomorpha
30 of Brachiopoda,  5 of Raphidioptera, 30 of Trilobita, 4 of Ricinulei, 3 of Loricifera, 6 of
Schizomida, 4 of Diplura,   
5 of Strepsiptera,  4 of Onychophora, 4 of Siphonaptera, 3 of Acanthocephala2 of Solifugae, 3 of Palpigradi, 1 of Uropygida
4 of Embioptera, 1 of Entoprocta, 2 of Microcoryphia, 1 of Amblypygi, 1 of Zoraptera, 1 of Kinorhyncha, 4 of Zygentoma and 3 of
Grylloblattodea).

Number and geographical distribution of authors (till the end of 2011)
9,479 (North America: USA 1,327, Mexico 275, Canada 148;  South and Central America: Brazil 1,418, Argentina 396, Colombia 119, Venezuela 75, Chile 47, Costa Rica 38, Ecuador 24, Cuba 22, Panama 14,  Uruguay 20, Peru 28, Bolivia 12, Guyana 6, Puerto Rico 1, Paraguay 4, Guatemala 3, Nicaragua 3,  Dominicana 2, Jamaica 2,  Hunduras 3, Aruba 1, Bermuda 1; French Guiana 1; Europe: Germany 419, UK 272, France 253, Spain 246, Italy 250, Russia 208, Poland 137, Czech Republic 129, Turkey 117, Belgium 101, The Netherlands 60, Sweden 59, Portugal  59, Austria 53, Switzerland 58, Hungary 50, Denmark 41, Norway 41,  Serbia & Montenegro 37,  Finland 34,  Slovakia 29, Bulgaria 22, Ukraine 22,  Greece 18, Ireland 16,   Slovenia 16,  Croatia 23,   Romania 10,  Tunisia 9, Estonia 6, Lithuania 8, Iceland 4, Canary Islands 3, Turkmenistan 1, Cyprus 1,  La Reunion 1, Moldova 1, Bosnia & Herzegovina 1, Belarus 1, Guernsey 1, Greenland 1, Georgia 1, Malta 1; Faroe Island 1; Africa: South Africa 105,  Madagascar 22, Egypt 16,  Reublique de Cote d'Ivoire 9, Kenya 11, Benin 6, Nigeria 5; Algeria 5,  Cameroon 4,  Mauritius 2, Tanzania 4, Ghana 5, Republic of Guinea 3, Namibia 1,  Republic of Congo 1, Senegal 2, Gabon 1; Burundi 1, Seychelles 1; Rwanda 1; Maroc 1; Sudan 1; Asia:  P.R. China 817, Japan 271, India 198, Iran 105, R. China 83,  Korea 66, Thailand 56,  Vietnam 56,   Malaysia 34, Israel 25, Sri Lanka 24,  Singapore 23, Indonesia 21,  Pakistan 24,  Philippines 12,  Cambodia 8,  Jordan 6, Saudi Arabia 5, Laos 6, Brunei 2,  Mongolia 2,  Bhutan 2, Bangladesh 2, Borneo 1,  Sultanate of Oman 2, United Arab Emirates 1, Mayotte 1, Iraq 1, Myanmar 1, Nepal 1, Yemen 2; Australasia-Oceania: Australia 404, New Zealand 89, Papua New Guinea 4, New Caledonia 3, Guam 2,  Fiji 2, Palau 1, French Polynesia 1).

Top 10 most productive authors of the last seven years (2004–2010)
93
papers D. YANG  (R.P. China) 
54 papers P.K.L NG (Singapore)
51
papers Y.L. ZHANG (R.P. China)  
40 papers H.H. NG (Singapore) 
39 papers R. DONG
  (R.P. China) 
36 papers W.Z. CAI (R.P. China) 
35 papers V. PESIC (Serbia) 
34 papers M.S. ZHU (P.R. China)
32 papers X.Y. HONG
(R.P. China) 
32 papers S.Q. LI (P.R. China)

Number of editors and their contributions
123 active editors in 2007, each accepted on average 9 papers (min. 1 and max. 64); only 12 editors (<10%) accepted over 20 papers in 2007 and these top 12 editors accepted about a third of all papers published in 2007; most editors (68%) accepted 1 to10 papers in 2007 
61-65 papers: Vences, M. (Amphibia)
41
-45 papers: Schaefer, C. (Hemiptera)
36
-40 papers: Carranza, S (Reptilia)
31
-35 papers: Page, L. (Pisces); Gusarov, V. (Coleoptera); Zhang, Z.Q. (Various)
26
-30 papers: Ahyong, S. (Crustacea); Evenhuis, N. (Diptera)
21
-25 papers: Carvalho, M.R. de (Pisces); Dronen N. Jr (Platyhelminthes); Moulton, J.K. (Diptera); Weiner, W.M. (Collembola)
16
-20 papers: Johnson, P. (Coleoptera); Pollock, D.  (Coleoptera); Castro, P. (Crustacea); Goy, J. (Crustacea); Shear, W.  (Myriapoda); Rentz, D. (Orthoptera); Bickel, D. (Diptera); Dietrich, C. (Hemiptera); Winterton, S. (small insect orders); Longino, J. (Hymenoptera);  Seeman, O. (Acari)
11
-15 papers: Brown, J. (Lepidoptera); Buffington, M. (Hymenoptera); Fan, Q.H. (Acari); Larsen, K. (Crustacea); Dewalt, R.E. (Mecoptera & Megaloptera); Hubbard, M. (Ephemeroptera); Packer, L. (Hymenoptera); Walker-Smith, G. (Crustacea); Ribera, I. (Coleoptera); Svavarsson, J. (Crustacea); Karaman, G. (Crustacea); Morse, G. (Coleoptera); O'Hara, J. (Diptera); Pitts, J. (Hymenoptera); Rocha, L. (Pisces); Sterrer, W. (Platyhelminthes)
05-10 papers: 27 editors
01
-05 papers: 57 editors

Rejection rate
26.8% during 2001-2003 (pooled from rates for papers on Arachnida, Coleoptera,  Diptera,  Mollusca,  Nematoda and Pisces)

Speed of publication (for papers published by the end of 2003)
Published 2-60 days* after the acceptance by editors
Accepted 58 (2–240) days** after peer review (pooled from data for papers on Arachnida, Diptera, Mollusca and Pisces) 
*    Reduction of the time "in-press" is what Zootaxa aims at and can do, although delays can be caused by authors not returning corrections to proofs in a timely manner.  
**  Mean (min.-max.); time lag in review/revision depends very much on the reviewers and authors.


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