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.
Psalti et al. demonstrate that experimental increase of worker genetic diversity benefits brood production and colony performance in ants.
Seeing through sedimented waters: environmental DNA reduces the phantom diversity of sharks and rays in turbid marine habitats
Ip et al. show that environmental DNA can be used to monitor the diversity of threatened shark and ray species living in turbid marine habitats.
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
Authors submitting to this journal can opt to use a new service that will make it easier to share research data.
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Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science.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 recognition of World Patient Safety Awareness day on 17th September, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research. We have collated free-to-read content from across our journals - showcasing patient perspectives, research into the study of PPI, and engaging public partners as co-authors in research.
In celebration of World Breastfeeding week in the beginning of August, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Breastfeeding. We have collated open-access content from across our journals to highlight research into breastfeeding behaviors and care for lactating women, infant and child health, biology of breastfeeding, and more.
BMC Series Blog
26 August 2021
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
3.260 - 2-year Impact Factor
3.732 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.198 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.531 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
1,846 Altmetric Mentions
Transparency and Openness
TOP Factor score - 9