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Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis


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Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis is an International open access, peer reviewed journal with International editorial board. Journal was founded by Dr. biol., Prof. Arvīds Barševskis. Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis is covered by the following services: Clarivate: Web of Science (Zoological Records, BIOSIS Previews); CAB INTERNATIONAL: Aquacultural Compendium, Animal Science Database, Animal Health and Production Compendium, Agricultural Engineering Abstracts, AgBiotechNet, Biocontrol News and Information, Grasslands and Forage Abstracts, Global Health, Forestry Compendium, Forestry Abstracts, Forest Science Database, Forest Products Abstracts, Field Crop Abstracts, Dairy Science Abstracts, Crop Protection Compendium, CAB Abstracts, Wheat, Barley and Triticale Abstracts, Weed Abstracts, W.A.E.R.S.A., VetMed Resource Database, Veterinary Bulletin, TROPAG, Soils and Fertilizers, Seed Abstracts, Review of Plant Pathology, Review of Medical and Veterinary Mycology, Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Plant Genetic Resources Abstracts, Plant Breeding Abstracts, Ornamental Horticulture, Nutrition and Food Science Database, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Abstracts, Irrigation and Drainage Abstracts, Invasive Species Compendium, Index Veterinarius, Horticultural Science Database, Horticultural Abstracts, Helminthological Abstracts


ISSN: 1407-8953

Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis has two issues per year. Journal is issued in paper format, but all articles are available electronically in open access. All papers of Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis are published in English.


Registration No. 000702629; Registration certificate No. M 1072

Aim and Scope

Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis is an International peer reviewed scientific journal that welcomes original research papers, short communications or reviews on biodiversity and conservation biology with a priority studies on Eastern Europe, which are interesting to the International scientific community readership. Especially welcome work from PhD students and young researchers.

We aim to contribute to the biology field by sharing new theoretical and empirical studies in fundamental and applied science.

The manuscripts should not be published, submitted or under review in any other form of publication, except in the form of conference abstracts.

Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis ownership and management belongs to Institute of Life Sciences and Technology, Daugavpils University.

!!!The next manuscript submission deadline for next journal issue is May 31st, 2024.


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Phone: +371 65440820


Peer Review Process

All submissions are peer reviewed by at least two invited reviewers which are experts in a field, but are not part of the Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis editorial team. 

The first decision about the manuscript is sent to author(s) within two months after the initial manuscript submission. Editor-in-chief is giving the final decision of each manuscript after taking into account the recommendations and argumentation of associate editors as one of the following options: accept, minor revision, major revision, reject with resubmission, reject).

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement


Editors of Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis will consider retracting the publication due to: 1) unreliable (major errors, result falsification) published research, 2) plagiarism, 3) previously published results without citation, 4) data without authorization to publish, 5) copyright violation, 6) unethical research, 7) falsified peer review procedure, 8) conflict of interest. Publication retraction process should follow Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) retraction guidelines (

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public and supports a global exchange of knowledge.

Manuscript submission

Application form

Guidelines to Authors

Manuscripts should be sent to journal Editorial Board by e-mail:

Journal address

Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis
Institute of Life Sciences and Technology
Daugavpils University
Parades street 1A

Contact of editorial office

Phone: (+371) 654 25452

International Editorial Board


Arvīds Barševskis, Daugavpils University, Latvia (active 2001-2010)
Inese Kokina, Daugavpils University, Latvia (active 2016-2021)
Anna Mežaka, CV , Daugavpils University, Latvia (active since 2022), plant ecology, botany, biodiversity, nature conservation

Associated editors-in-chief:

Linas Balčiauskas, Nature Research Center, LITHUANIA, theriology, mammalogy
Arvīds Barševskis, Daugavpils University, LATVIA, coleopterology, zoology, biosystematics
Inese Kokina, Daugavpils University, LATVIA, biotechnology, genetics, molecular biology

Associate editors:

Dmitry Telnov, Natural History Museum, UNITED KINGDOM, entomology, coleopterology
Alexandre Anichtchenko,
Daugavpils University, LATVIA, entomology, systematics, taxonomy
Pēteris Evarts – Bunders, Daugavpils University, LATVIA, botany, systematics, vascular plants, dendrology, plant invasions
Analyn A. Cabras, University of Mindanao, PHILIPPINES, tropical biodiversity, coleopterology
Muza Kirjušina, Daugavpils University, LATVIA, parasitology
Milton N. Medina, University of Mindanao, PHILIPPINES, tropical biodiversity, coleopterology
Digna Pilāte, Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava”, LATVIA, mollusc fauna, biology and ecology
Agnese Priede, Latvian Botanical Society, LATVIA, vegetation, plant community classification, nature conservation, plant ecology
Isaak Rashal, University of Latvia, LATVIA, genetics, evolutionary biology
Alexey Shavrin, Daugavpils University, LATVIA, taxonomy, Coleoptera
Ingrida Šauliene, Šiauliai Academy, Vilnius University, LITHUANIA, plant physiology, aerobiology, plant conservation
Pavel Širka, Technical University in Zvolen, SLOVAKIA, ecology, community ecology, bryology, botany
Vytautas Tamutis, Vytautas Magnus University, LITHUANIA, fauna and ecology of Coleoptera, Agricultural Entomology
Francesco Vitali, Luxembourg National Museum of Natural History, LUXEMBOURG, coleopterology, fossil entomology
Ave Suija, University of Tartu, ESTONIA, lichenology

Technical assistance:

Māris Nitcis, Daugavpils University, LATVIA