The Annals of „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Faculty of Sciences – also comprising the section of Natural Sciences - started to issue in 1901 with the name of Annales Scientifiques de l’Université de Jassy at the Mihaileana University. Between the two world wars there were recorded a few interruptions, but publication was realized until 1948. Since 1948 it continued under the new name of the university („Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi). In 1955, significant changes regarding the structure of the Scientific Annals came out. The papers of geology, geography and biology were separated according to the new sections of the university.  The papers for the section of Natural Sciences were separated in The Annals of „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi (New series). Section II (Natural Sciences). Here were framed all the works of biology (botany, zoology, plant and animal physiology etc.). Since 1990, after separation of the Section of Biology belonging to the Faculty of Biology-Geography-Geology, the Scientific Annals were issued separately according to the new sections. The new Faculty of Biology started to publish two different volumes: one for Animal Biology and the second for Vegetal Biology.

The Section of Animal Biology publishes its works in the Scientific Annals of „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi. (New Series), Section 1. Animal Biology ISSN 1224-581X. The journal is included in the ISI Thomson international database (Thomson Reuters, Master Journal List, Zoological Record). The papers published cover various domains of the Animal Biology: taxonomy, biodiversity, ecology, ethology, morphology, histology, nutrition, pest control. The works published in the journal are cited in numerous papers from the country or abroad; they can also be found in international databases (e.g., Universal Chalcidoidea Database-Natural History Museum, UK).

Papers are selected according to a transparent procedure of analysis run by the editorial board, with reference to standards viewing the scientific accuracy. The members of the editorial board are consulting the scientific referees, asking for a viewpoint upon the paper. In the case when adjustments, resizing of the work content are considered necessary, the authors receive the paper accompanied by recommendations. The papers will only be published after correction according to referees’ recommendations. The authors are notified with regard to the acceptance or rejection of the papers.