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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

  • Citation Impact
    1.769 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    2.350 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    0.882 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.510 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    61 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    75 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    128,877 downloads (2022)
    151 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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