Tropical Zoology is an international zoological journal publishing original papers in the field of systematics, biogeography, phylogeny, ecology and conservation of all terrestrial and aquatic animal Phyla from tropical and subtropical areas. 
Only papers with new information, high quality and broad interest are considered. Single species description and checklists are not normally accepted. Review papers are welcome. The journal is owned by the Istituto di Ricerca sugli Ecosistemi Terrestri of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Florence, Italy (CNR-IRET) who performs research into the structure and functioning of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, focusing in particular on anthropogenic pressure and global change. The knowledge amassed forms the scientific basis for identifying the most appropriate protective and corrective interventions, and provides support for the bodies entrusted with formulating policies for environmental protection and recovery.

Tropical Zoology has an impact factor of 0.571 (Science Citation Index Expanded) and it is present in many literature indexes and databases such as Scopus, Scimago, BIOSIS Previews, CAB Abstracts, Web of Science, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, Essential Science Indicators, Zoological Record and many others.

Tropical Zoology is also indexed in: Academic Search Complete, AgBiotechNet, Animal Breeding Abstracts, Animal Science Database, ArticleFirst, Biocontrol News and Information, Biological Abstracts (Online), Biological Sciences, BIOSIS Previews, CAB Abstracts, Crop Science Database, Current Contents, Ecology Abstracts (Online), Environmental Impact, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, Forest Science Database, Forestry Abstracts, Global Health, Grasslands and Forage Abstracts (Online), Helminthological Abstracts (Online), Horticultural Science Database, Irrigation and Drainage Abstracts (Online), Maize Abstracts (Online), Organic Research Database, Parasitology Database, Plant Breeding Abstracts (Online), Plant Genetics and Breeding Database, Poultry Abstracts (Online), ProQuest Natural Science Journals, ProQuest SciTech Journals, Referativnyi Zhurnal, Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Rice Abstracts, Rural Development Abstracts,  Soil Science Database, Soils and Fertilizers (Online), Sugar Industry Abstracts, TOC Premier (Table of Contents), TropAg & Rural, Tropical Diseases Bulletin, Veterinary Science Database, Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide, World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts.

Four issues online, two printed issues per year.

The Istituto di Ricerca sugli Ecosistemi Terrestri of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Firenze (CNR-IRET) and our publisher make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information (the "Content") contained in our publications. However, CNR-IRET and our publisher, our agents, and our licensors make no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the Content. Any opinions and views expressed in this publication are the opinions and views of the authors, and are not the views of or endorsed by CNR-IRET and our publisher. The accuracy of the Content should not be relied upon and should be independently verified with primary sources of information. The CNR-IRET and our publisher shall not be liable for any losses, actions, claims, proceedings, demands, costs, expenses, damages, and other liabilities whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with, in relation to, or arising out of the use of the Content.

The journal was previously published by Taylor&Francis; since 2020 passed on to PAGEPress Publications.