Rapid growth for Zookeys in less than a year: the 300th jubilee issue is now a fact

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On 15th of May 2013, Zookeys published its 300th jubilee issue. The journal had its last jubilee less than a year ago, on 5th of June 2012, thus marking a remarkable volume of 100 issues in the last 11 months.

Since the start of 2013 ZooKeys marks more than 60 % growth in the first quarter of 2013. For this period, the total number of published pages almost doubled to the impressive 5,060 in 2013, in comparison with 3,266 in 2012. The number of published issues also significantly increased from 27 to 41 for the same time frame.

The 300th jubilee issue is an extensive study of the parasitoid wasp genus Macroteleia in China. This genus is part of the Scelioninae subfamily, and comprises of 131 described species worldwide. Wasps from the Macroteleia genus are believed to be parasitoids of eggs of longhorned grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). The new study reports 17 species recognized for China, of which 7 are newly discovered and described.

Chen H-y, Johnson NF, Masner L, Xu Z-f (2013) The genus Macroteleia Westwood (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae s. l., Scelioninae) from China. ZooKeys 300: 1–98. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.300.4934

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