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.
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.
New in BMC Ecology and Evolution
Researchers leverage the fossil record and molecular phylogenetics to investigate the evolutionary processes leading to a carpet shark biodiversity hotspot at the boundary of the Indian and Pacific ocean.
Exceptionally simple, rapidly replaced teeth in sauropod dinosaurs demonstrate a novel evolutionary strategy for herbivory in Late Jurassic ecosystems
Melstrom et al. uncover a novel approach to a plant-based diet, unique to sauropods, a genus of long-necked dinosaurs thought to be the largest animals to have ever lived on land.
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
- David Ferrier, University of St Andrews, UK
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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
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