JZAR provides a forum for rapid publication of novel, peer-reviewed research papers, reviews, technical reports and evidence-based case studies in zoo biology and related fields. Research categories covered by JZAR include studies in pure and applied biological sciences (e.g. behaviour, genetics, medicine, nutrition, population management and reproduction), in situ conservation research (e.g. socio-economic and field surveys) and research aimed at developing other roles of zoos and aquariums (e.g. visitor learning and marketing surveys).
The Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research provides open access to all its contents.