General Information

The journal "Current Studies in Herpetology" is a scientific-theoretical periodical publication


ISSN 2542-1964 (Online)
ISSN 1814-6090 (Print)


Its frequency is 2 issues per year.


Short title of the journal is "Curr. Studies in Herpetol.".


Founders: Saratov State University, Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Publisher: Saratov State University.


Registration certificate PI № FS77-28065 of April 12, 2007.


Subscription code is 81411 in the United “Press of Russia” catalog, section "Scientific and technical publications. Izvestiya RAS. News of colleges and universities".
Subscription can be obtained at any post office and via Internet directories (


All the materials of the Journal are available under Creative Commons “Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0)


The journal is indexed in RISC.

The five-year RISC impact factor of the journal (2016) is 0.795.


The journal is included in the HAC (Higher Attestation Committee) list of reviewed scientific publications, where the basic scientific results of candidate and doctoral theses should be published.


The journal publishes original papers resulting from scientific studies in the fiend of theoretical and applied herpetology, brief communications and reviews as well as chronicle and current information. 


The journal is intended for scientists, university professors, undergraduate and graduate students.


The main objective of the journal is to present the results of Russian and foreign researchers, to consolidate scientists’ efforts in addressing topical zoological scientific issues, as well as to promote research and educational activities in the field of herpetology.


The main language of publications is Russian, but English-language papers can be published in consultation with the Editorial Board.


Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the Rules for authors.


All manuscripts submitted and corresponding to the journal’s profile are reviewed (see. Procedure of manuscript reviewing), and then the Editorial Board makes a decision on their publication in the journal. 

Editorial Board does not consider manuscripts:

  • previously published;

  • accepted for publication in other journals.


In order to respect the rights and responsibilities of authors and Saratov State University named after N.G. Chernyshevsky involved in the publication of scientific articles in the journal “Current Studies in Herpetology” the authors and the publisher of the journal make a duty to enter into “The license agreement for the right to use scientific work". Sample Agreement is attached


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