The Journal of Indonesian Natural History (JINH) is published biannually by Department of Biology, University of Andalas, Padang, Sumatra Barat (Indonesia), in collaboration with Copenhagen Zoo (Denmark).

The Department of Biology, University of Andalas is dedicated to educating Indonesian biologists in the study and conservation of Indonesia‚Äôs biodiversity and natural history.

Copenhagen Zoo, through its Research and Conservation Division, supports in-situ conservation in Southeast Asia by assisting local organizations and individuals who undertake research, capacity building or the implementation of conservation programmes and projects.


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Print: 2338-865X

Journal History

  • The launch of the Journal of Indonesian Natural History took place on the 12th of September, 2012, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary
    of the Department of Biology, University of Andalas
  • The first published issue Vol 1(1) was in July 2013
  • In 2017, Vol 5(1) and Vol 5(2) 2017 appear as one Volume, because of lack of article in each issue.
  • In 2019, JINH is going online. The entire process of migrating the JINH, setting up the new online submission systems, testing it and being ready to receive submissions was hit with delays caused primarily by the emergence of COVID-19.  Therefore, Vol 7(1) and Vol 7(2) 2019 will appear as one Volume --- and Volume 8 will compile submissions from 2020 as well as 2021.