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Terrestrial medium and large-sized mammalian species diversity in Michole Community Protected Forest, southern Ethiopia

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High-resolution imaging and genomic technologies are changing the way we view the environment, cells, chromosomes and molecules. Here we share recent highlights from the BMC Series journals.


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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The BMC Series is pioneering new approaches to data sharing and open data and we are committed to supporting researchers in sharing their data.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    63 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    83 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    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)

    80,735 downloads (2021)
    179 Altmetric mentions

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