About Diversity


Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818) is an international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed scientific journal concerning biodiversity concepts and applications, biodiversity assessment, and biodiversity preservation. It publishes review papers, regular research articles, interesting images, and communications in the fields of organismic and molecular diversity. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. Therefore, there is no restriction on the maximum length of the papers. Full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. There are, in addition, two unique features:

  • Comments on any related papers published in this journal can be published as short letters.
  • Electronic files regarding the full details of the calculation and experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, will be deposited as supplementary material.


This journal covers all topics related to organismic and molecular diversity, from molecules, genes, populations, and species to ecosystems. Research fields of interest include but are not limited to:

Organismic diversity and diversity preservation:

  • Systematics, taxonomy (only if accompanied by DNA studies);
  • Paleontology;
  • Global change effects on biodiversity (Anthropocene biodiversity loss);
  • Invasive organisms;
  • Conservation management.

Molecular evolution and ecology:

  • Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography;
  • Genetic diversity;
  • Population genetics and ecology;
  • Evolution (including micro- and macroevolution);
  • Community ecology;
  • Restoration ecology;
  • Marine ecology;
  • Aquatic ecology;
  • Terrestrial ecology;
  • Diversity, evolution, and ecology of secondary metabolites;
  • Chemical ecology.

General aspects of diversity assessment:

  • Statistical methods;
  • Mathematical models;
  • Computational methods;
  • Modeling;
  • Next-generation sequencing and DNA barcoding.

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Book Reviews

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Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Diversity will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2024 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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