Check List

Check List is a peer-reviewed online journal, devoted to publishing biodiversity data related to species' geographic distribution. Thus, our primary mission is to fill the so-called Wallacean shortfall (Lomolino 2004) and to improve our knowledge of how life is distributed on the planet in order to better preserve it. The journal was created from the need publish basic data on species distribution of any taxon in a timely and open manner, which are often neglected by traditional journals.

If you plan to submit a manuscript, please carefully  read the Instructions to Authors [please find them here under Author Guidelines], taking note that the journal receives many submissions and manuscripts not fulfilling all requirements will be declined.

  • Annotated Lists of Species - Please see the special requirements
  • Notes on Geographic Distribution
  • Distribution Summaries

We are indexed in DOAJ, Scopus, Zoological Abstracts, EBSCO Host, and Index Copernicus.  We are also a member journal of the Brazilian Association of Science Editors (ABEC)  and of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Check List is also a signer of the Boichout Declaration.


If you're not familiar with OJS and how to submit a paper, please check this pdf with a step-by-step guide


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