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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 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

April: Our Changing Environment

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.

March: Rare diseases

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.

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

  • Alison Cuff, BioMed Central

Manuscript Editor

  • Dylan Smith, BioMed Central

Assistant Editor

  • James Edwards, BioMed Central

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

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.

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
    2.115 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.529 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.786 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.197 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    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.

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