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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.

Black Lives Matter

A collection of books, journal articles and magazine content that amplifies Black voices and the issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement.

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BMC Series Focus Issue

August: Health Disparities

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With World Humanitarian Day falling on 19th August, the BMC Series decided to focus on health disparities in August’s focus issue. Browse our biology, chemistry and medical titles for insight into health disparities, including racial health disparities, socioeconomic health disparities and regional disparities

Featured blog: Fishing for iodine

Iodine is critical for brain development, especially the higher cognitive functions of the brain. Here, researchers describe how the foraging activities of bonobos in the Congo basin give us an insight into how prehistoric humans obtained this nutrient, and is the first report of iodine consumption by a nonhuman primate.

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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.

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2019 Journal Metrics

  • 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 
    49,420 downloads

    Social Media Impact
    219 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.