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Editorial Board

Lisa Heinke, BioMed Central, Germany

Assistant Editor
James Edwards, BioMed Central, UK

Senior Board Members
Brock Fenton, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Edward Narayan, The University of Queensland, Australia
Benoit Goossens, Cardiff University, UK

Associate Editors
Biotic interactions
Maria Cristina Lorenzi, University of Paris 13, France

Cognition, sensory biology, signaling and communication
Richard Holland, Bangor University, UK
Drew Rendall, University of Lethbridge, Canada
Martin Stevens, University of Exeter, UK

Comparative physiology and morphology
Beate Braun, Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Germany
Mathieu Giraudeau, University of Exeter, UK
Bernhard Lieb, University of Mainz, Germany
Edward Narayan, Western Sydney University, Australia
Katrine Worsaae, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Conservation and wildlife monitoring
Diane Colombelli-Negrel, Flinders University, Australia
Benoit Goossens, Cardiff University, UK
Maria João Ramos Pereira, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Life history
Patrick Fitze, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Julien Martin, University of Aberdeen, UK
Natália Martínková, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Sociobiology, parental and sexual behavior
Hannah L. Dugdale, University of Leeds, UK
Alexandre Roulin, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Michael Sheehan, Cornell University, USA

Systematics and biogeography
Mark Blaxter, University of Edinburgh, UK
Robert Hanner, University of Guelph, Canada
Federico Plazzi, University of Bologna, Italy
Nikos Poulakakis, University of Crete, Greece
Thomas Schwaha, University of Vienna, Austria

Editorial Advisors
Frank-Thorsten Krell, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, USA
Rodney Honeycutt, Pepperdine University, USA

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)

    179 Altmetric mentions

Portable Peer Review

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