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BMC Zoology attended the 11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife. See our Editor's blog for more information.

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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.


Section Editors

  • Brock Fenton, University of Western Ontario
  • Thomas Flatt, University of Lausanne
  • Herbert Hoi, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
  • Serge Morand, University of Montpellier
  • Laurence Packer, York University

Meet the editors

Brock Fenton, Emeritus Professor of Biology, University of Western Ontario.  His research has focused mainly on bats across the spectrum from behaviour and ecology to echolocation and evolution, and conservation.  Brock has joined the Editorial Board of BMC Zoology as Section Editor in 2016.

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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.

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