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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.

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.

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BMC Series Focus Issues

July: Open data and data sharing

Data are the cornerstones to transparency and reproducibility of research. At the BMC Series, we offer different article types to help you share your data. Explore some of our open access data publications in this focus issue and browse through the additional reading and resources to learn more about this topic. 

June: Water and Sanitation.

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.


Articles

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

Assistant Editor

  • James Edwards, BioMed Central

Research Data Helpdesk

Authors can receive free advice on how and where to share their research data, according to their specific research community from a team of research data editors.

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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)

    Usage 
    72,000 downloads
    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.