Euscorpius is the first and only research publication

completely devoted to scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones).

It is published only in electronic form (no paper version).

(In 2001-2012, the journal was also published on CD-ROMs)

Since its inception in 2001, "Euscorpius" published 263 issues authored by 157 zoologists from 34 countries (USA, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Somaliland, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.)


In 2002-2018, 230 new species and 16 new genera of scorpions ​from 61 countries (Afghanistan, Australia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lithuania (amber), Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Somaliland, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, USA, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, and Yemen) have been described in “Euscorpius”.

Euscorpius  takes advantage of the rapidly evolving medium of quick online publication, at the same time maintaining high research standards for the burgeoning field of scorpion science (scorpiology).

Euscorpius is an expedient and viable medium for the publication of serious papers in scorpiology, including (but not limited to): systematics, evolution, ecology, biogeography, behavior, and general biology of scorpions. Review papers, descriptions of new taxa, faunistic surveys, lists of museum collections, and book reviews are welcome.

Euscorpius  is not a scorpion forum or 'chat room', so miscellaneous notes, ideas, etc. are not appropriate submissions. Only fully documented and illustrated papers will be considered.

Derivatio Nominis

The name Euscorpius Thorell, 1876 refers to the most common genus of scorpions in the Mediterranean region and southern Europe (family Euscorpiidae).



Euscorpius publications (in PDF format) will be available on this website for free-of-charge downloading by any interested party. No subscription is necessary.

Notifications of each new publication will be distributed to a large set of active zoologists, museums and libraries via email. IF YOU WISH TO BE ON THIS LIST PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS to: fet@marshall.edu.

From January 2013, Euscorpius discontinued CD-ROM production; only online electronic version (ISSN 1536-9307) is published.



All Euscorpius issues are being registered in ZooBank, http://zoobank.org, and archived in two electronic archives:

Biotaxa,  http://biotaxa.org/Euscorpius (ICZN-approved and ZooBank-enabled)  (new e-only issues starting from No. 156).

Euscorpius is also fully archived now at Marshall Digital Scholar (MDS):

Go to http://mds.marshall.edu/euscorpius/

to see our worldwide downloads activity



We will soon initiate a full migration of the journal to Marshall Digital Scholar website: http://mds.marshall.edu/euscorpius/


AUTHORS’ Responsibility

Authors are responsible for the generation of a manuscript following the flexible guidelines outlined below. All submissions must be in digital format only. Authors are solely responsible for any hardcopy distribution of their papers, which will not have a status of a separate publication but should be regarded as a printout of an electronically published document.


Euscorpius is a peer-reviewed publication. All reviewing will be done via email to speed up the publication process. Names of the reviewers will remain confidential if a reviewer so desires. The authors are encouraged to submit a list of potential reviewers with their email addresses, or indicate non-desired reviewers to avoid a conflict of interests, a standard practice in grant applications. A growing number of experts in various areas of scorpiology makes it possible to secure professional and fast reviews of submitted papers. We strongly believe that the authors are solely responsible for accuracy and content since their reputation will be based, in part, as in all publications, on the totality of quality of the papers they author. Euscorpius editors are not responsible for evaluating authors' opinions, theories or hypotheses; however, Euscorpius reserves the right to decline manuscripts which do not comply with professional standards.

Euscorpius welcomes research submissions from everyone.


Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet. 2001. Evolution of scorpion orthobothriotaxy – a cladistic approach. Euscorpius, 1: 1-38.

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