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Basic Information

The Revista de Biología Tropical offers authors and readers: quarterly

Our journal publishes articles in all fields of tropical biology and conservation.

Selection criteria are the amount of new information, quality and interest to a general readership. Studies with a strong experimental design, prolongued field work, and taxonomic-systematics studies of whole groups are considered.

Notes, short communications, range extensions and similar short studies are no longer accepted.

Fully indexed journal: the Revista is included in Google Scholar, Current Contents, Science Citation Index, Biological Abstracts, etc.

The publication does not require a mandatory payment by the authors.

Articles are freely available online (Open Access) so they are more likely to be cited than articles from pay-only journals.
Rapid article processing and publication (4-8 months from submission to publication).

Widely read in countries with the highest biodiversity, where your article can have the greatest impact.

A dedicated staff gives you a personalized treatment.

Our journal agrees with the norms of the Open Access Initiative, every published paper can be read or download from this website.

Its abbreviated title is Rev. biol. trop, and it should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.

Information Services

The articles published in Revista de biología tropical are indexed or summarized by:

Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases; Animal Breeding Abstracts; ASFA (Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts); Bio-Control News and Information; Biological Abstracts; Chemical Abstracts; Current Contents; Ecological Abstracts; Entomology Abstracts; Field Crop Abstracts; Forestry Abstracts; GetCited; Grasslands and Forage Abstracts; Google Scholar; Helminthological Abstracts; Herbage Abstracts; Horticultural Abstracts; Index Medicus; Index Veterinarius; INIS Atomindex (International Nuclear Information System); LATINDEX; Medline; Periódica (Indice de Revistas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias); Poultry Abstracts; Protozoological Abstracts; Review of Medical and Veterinary Mycology; Review of Plant Pathology; Seed Abstracts; Veterinary Bulletin; Water Resources Abstracts; Weed Abstracts; Zoological Record; Pascal; LILACS (Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde); Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews Series A: Human and Experimental; Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews Series B: Livestock and Feeding; Review of Agricultural Entomology; Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology; Dairy Science Abstracts; Research Alert; Science Citation Index Expanded; SCIELO; Scirus.


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The publication of this journal is financially supported by:

  • Universidad de Costa Rica

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