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
BMC Ecology and Evolution has launched a new collection to bring together research that uses environmental DNA and RNA approaches to:
● Analyse past and present biodiversity
● Monitor ecosystem health and dynamics
● Analyse diet and trophic interactions
● Detect endangered, rare or cryptic species
● Support SDG6, SDG14 and SDG15.
Please click the above link for further information and to submit to the collection.
The Editors of BMC Developmental Biology and BMC Ecology and Evolution welcome submissions to the cross-journal special issue on eco-evo-devo, the effect of the environment on development and evolution. Please click the above link for further information and to submit to the collection.
An exploratory investigation of glucocorticoids, personality and survival rates in wild and rehabilitated hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) in Denmark
In this recent study, researchers investigate whether hand-raising orphaned juvenile European hedgehogs influences their stress levels and post-release survival.
The thylacine is commonly called the 'Tasmanian tiger' or 'wolf', but is this a fair comparison? Rovinsky et al. explore the idea of convergent evolution between the thylacine and the dog-like family canidae.
In celebration of the recent launch of BMC Ecology and Evolution, we are delighted to announce our inaugural BMC Ecology and Evolution image competition! Submit your images for a chance to highlight your research, win prizes, and have your photography featured in the journal. Please click the above link for further information and instructions for entry.
Aims and scope
- Jennifer Harman, BioMed Central
- Alexandria Latto, BioMed Central
Senior Editorial Board Members
- David Liberles, Temple University, USA
- Arndt von Haeseler, Max F Perutz Laboratories, Austria
- Laura Kubatko, The Ohio State University, USA
- Arne Traulsen, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Germany
- Luke Jacobus, Indiana University, USA
- Josef Settele, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Germany
Submitting a phylogenetic study?
For authors considering submitting research involving phylogenetic analysis, please consult our editorial for guidance on the methodologies we consider to be of a suitable standard for consideration in BMC Evolutionary Biology.
Data support service
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Get credit for your data!
Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.
BMC Series Focus Issues
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.
With Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on ‘Understanding Mental Health’. We have brought together content to highlight research into understanding and improving mental health.
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Annual Journal Metrics
For BMC Evolutionary Biology (former title)
99 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
85 days to first decision for all manuscripts
214 days from submission to acceptance
22 days from acceptance to publication
3.058 - 2-year Impact Factor
3.252 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.198 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.531 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
1,846 Altmetric Mentions