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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 celebration of World Environment Day on the 5th June, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Water and Sanitation. We have collated open-access content from across our journals to highlight research into clean water, investigating links between water and health and our overall relationship with water.
With Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on ‘Understanding Mental Health’. We have brought together content to highlight research into understanding and improving mental health.
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
2.115 - 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
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.