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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Call for papers: Defaunation, functional extinctions and socio-ecological consequences

The Editors of BMC Zoology are pleased to launch this collection in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Life on Land  (SDG15), which aims to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, manage the sustainability of forests and combat desertification, land degradation and biodiversity loss.  Please click Read More for information on the collection and Guest Editors.

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BMC Series Focus Issues

September: Patient and public involvement in research

In recognition of World Patient Safety Awareness day on 17th September, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research.  We have collated free-to-read content from across our journals - showcasing patient perspectives, research into the study of PPI, and engaging public partners as co-authors in research.

August: Breastfeeding

In celebration of World Breastfeeding week in the beginning of August,  the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Breastfeeding.  We have  collated open-access content from across our journals to highlight research into breastfeeding behaviors and care for lactating women, infant and child health, biology of breastfeeding, and more.


Articles

Aims and scope

BMC Zoology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of zoology, including comparative physiology, mechanistic and functional studies, morphology, life history, animal behavior, signaling and communication, cognition, parasitism, systematics, biogeography and conservation.

Editor

  • Lisa Heinke, BioMed Central

Assistant Editor

  • James Edwards, BioMed Central

Research Data Helpdesk

Authors can receive free advice on how and where to share their research data, according to their specific research community from a team of research data editors.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    83 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    66 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    282 days from submission to acceptance
    22 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    2.773 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.022 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.185 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.011 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    Usage 
    72,000 downloads
    179 Altmetric mentions

Portable Peer Review

The editors of BMC Zoology support initiatives that expedite the peer review process and are happy to consider manuscripts that have been reviewed in Peerage of Science. Please indicate in your cover letter if this applies to your manuscript.