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Editorial Board

Lisa Heinke, Associate Editor
New Content ItemLisa’s scientific background is in developmental genetics and cell biology. She completed her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Molecular Biology at the Universities of Mainz and Potsdam, Germany, respectively, where she focused on plant biochemistry and genetics. She then relocated to the UK to pursue a PhD in Biological Sciences from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge. Her PhD explored Wnt signalling and developmental genetics in Drosophila and human (cancer) cell lines.
After continuing her PhD work in a short Post-Doc, Lisa joined the BMC Series as an Editor of BMC Ophthalmology, BMC Gastroenterology, and BMC Zoology in 2021. She has a keen interest in promoting open access policies as well as science communication.


Senior Editorial Board Members

Dr Benoit Goossens, Cardiff University, UK and Danau Girang Field Centre, Sabah, Malaysia

New Content ItemBenoît Goossens is the Director of the Danau Girang Field Centre in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, a research and training facility co-managed by Sabah Wildlife Department and Cardiff University, where he leads projects on biodiversity responses to habitat fragmentation and degradation. Benoit is also a Professor at Cardiff University and a member of the IUCN SSC’s Asian Wild Cattle, Crocodile, Asian Elephant and Primate Specialist Groups.

Dr Brock Fenton, Emeritus Professor of Biology, University of Western Ontario

New Content ItemAfter finishing a Ph.D., he held academic jobs at Carleton University, Canada, York University, Canada and the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Brock's research has focused mainly on bats across the spectrum from behaviour and ecology to echolocation and evolution, and conservation. Ongoing work on structure and function mainly relying on digital photography of bats in action. Brock joined the editorial board of BMC Zoology as Section Editor in 2016. 

Editorial Board of BMC Zoology

In-House Editor
Dr Lisa Heinke

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

Comparative physiology and morphology
Beate Braun, Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Germany
Francisco Ceacero Herrador, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic
Yudong Jia, Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, China, People's Republic
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
Naureen Rana, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
Maria João Ramos Pereira, University of Aveiro, Portugal

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

Sociobiology, parental and sexual behavior
Hannah L. Dugdale, University of Leeds, UK

Systematics and biogeography
Neelesh Dahanukar, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, India
Vinicius Ferreira, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Denmark
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
    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)

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