Megataxa https://www.mapress.com/mt <p><strong>Megataxa</strong> is a premium open access journal for important works reporting major advances in taxonomy.</p> Magnolia press en-US Megataxa 2703-3082 <span lang="EN-GB">Authors need to complete and return an </span><span lang="EN-GB"><a href="/j/public/files/MTcopyright.rtf">Assignment of Copyright</a> </span><span lang="EN-GB">form when a paper is accepted for publication. Authors from institutions that do not allow transfer of copyrights to publishers (e.g. government institutions such as USDA, CSIRO) should attach a copyright waiver or similar document.</span> <p><strong>A decade of Biotaxa.org: community-supported online library for taxonomic journals enhanced their publication, access and preservation</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/mt/article/view/megataxa.10.2.1 <p align="justify"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Biotaxa.org is a non-profit international collaboration among professional societies, institutions, publishers, natural history museums and libraries for facilitating the publication, enhancing the access and enabling the preservation of journals in biological taxonomy. Since the start of Biotaxa.org in 2013, 58 journals by 46 publishers from 23 countries have joined this platform and 49 of these journals archived 10,076 issues covering a span of 98 years (1926 to 2023), Most of these journals (41) are for open access. Currently 13 journals are also using Biotaxa.org site for manuscript submission and review. Biotaxa.org has helped small publishers and journals—many of these lack sufficient funding—go online, reduce cost, become more sustainable, remain editorial independent, and/or be archived to fulfil the requirements of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.</span></span></span></p> ZHI-QIANG ZHANG MARK JOHN COSTELLO Copyright (c) 2023 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2023-12-29 2023-12-29 10 2 43 52 10.11646/megataxa.10.2.1 <p><strong>Publication and impact: a bibliometric survey of <em>Megataxa</em> 1–10</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/mt/article/view/megataxa.10.2.2 <p align="justify"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Megataxa</em> was founded in January 2020 as a sister journal of the two most important journals in taxonomy, <em>Zootaxa</em> and <em>Phytotaxa</em>, 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. <em>Megataxa</em> 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 <em>Megataxa</em> were cited three to nine times as often as those in <em>Zootaxa</em> published in the same year. The estimated (non-official) journal impact factor of 2023 for <em>Megataxa</em> is 6.8. These indicate that although <em>Megataxa</em> is still in its infancy, it has great promise to become a journal of high impact in taxonomy.</span></span></span></p> ZHI-QIANG ZHANG Copyright (c) 2023 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2023-12-29 2023-12-29 10 2 53 60 10.11646/megataxa.10.2.2