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The Editors of BMC Zoology are pleased to announce the launch of a special collection on defaunation, functional extinctions and socio-ecological consequences.
We are now welcoming submissions and the deadline is June 1st 2021.
BMC Series Focus Issues
In preparation for Earth Day on 22nd April, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Our Changing Environment, highlighting research from across the journals on climate change, conservation, pollution, and the impact of environmental changes on human health and disease.
With the 28th of February marking World Rare Diseases day, the BMC Series this month looks at highlighting research on the Rare diseases that together affect around 10% of the population. Read the full collection of articles here.
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.
- Alison Cuff, BioMed Central
- Dylan Smith, BioMed Central
- James Edwards, BioMed Central
- 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
Thomas Flatt is Associate Professor at the Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg. His main interest is the evolution and mechanisms of life history and aging. He is a Section Editor for BMC Zoology since its inception in 2016.
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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
2.115 - 2-year Impact Factor
2.529 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.786 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.197 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
179 Altmetric mentions
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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.