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BMC Series Focus Issues

January: Antimicrobial resistance

Microbial resistance has become a major threat to human health in the 21st century. In order to provide the public with a general understanding of the situation of drug-resistant pathogens, and to alert and prevent this threat, the BMC Series Journals dedicate their first focus issue in 2022 to research on antimicrobial resistance.

December: HIV

For World AIDS day, the BMC Series Journals dedicate this month's focus issue to research on HIV and AIDS highlighting recent advancements in understanding the biology of the disease, the continued breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment and also shed some light on what life with HIV is like. 

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

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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We are now recruiting Editorial Board Members for our Board to join our team of academic editors in assessing manuscripts in the field of zoology.

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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.