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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.Read More
BMC Series Focus Issues
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.
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.
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.
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Annual Journal Metrics
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
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)
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.