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Crustacean Research is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online and print, and rapidly disseminated international journal that covers all fields of crustacean biology. We would like to invite you to contribute papers for consideration and publication on Crustacean Research.

Crustacean Research publishes PDF versions of the articles online, when they are ready to publish, within a week. Each article is provided with DOI number. For a paper describing new taxa, the Zoobank number is also provoded.

Crustacean Research accepts electronic supplementary material to support and enhance the manuscript, including animations, video clips, sound recording, supporting high-resolution color images, background datasets.   Authors should submit the material in electronic format together with the other manuscript files.  Supplementary files supplied will be published online at J-Stage.

Article Types

  • Research articles: generally, papers with 5-12 or more pages that completely describe current original research findings and/or experimental procedures and should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work.
  • Short Communications: short papers to record the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages in length.
  • Reviews: reviews covering topics of current interests are welcome and encouraged.

Submission of Manuscript

Instructions to Authors




   Edito-in-Chief:  Akira Asakura

   asakura.akira.6w (at) kyoto-u.ac.jp


All articles in current and back issues can be freely downloaded from J-Stage.

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