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Call for papers: Eco-evo-devo

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.

The special issue is open for submissions.

Featured articles

Functional ecological convergence between the thylacine and small prey-focused canids

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.

Evolution of pathogen response genes associated with increased disease susceptibility during adaptation to an extreme drought in a Brassica rapa plant population

How does climate change affect plants? O'Hara et al. demonstrate that adaptation to drought is linked to increased disease susceptibility in a Brassica rapa plant population. This trade-off between adaptation to stresses is an example of how climate change can have diverse and unexpected consequences.

Announcement: Inaugural BMC Ecology and Evolution image competition

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. 


Articles

  1. Authors: Ricardo Betancur-R, Edward O. Wiley, Gloria Arratia, Arturo Acero, Nicolas Bailly, Masaki Miya, Guillaume Lecointre and Guillermo Ortí

    Content type: Research article

Announcement

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.

Aims and scope

BMC Ecology and Evolution is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of evolution and ecology, including, but not limited to, molecular and non-molecular evolution, population genetics and phylogenetics, conservation genetics, palaeontology, behavioral and population ecology, macroecology, ecological and evolutionary developmental biology and biodiversity (including environmental DNA)

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  • Alexandria Latto, BioMed Central

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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.

You can publish your data in BMC Genomic Data (genomic, transcriptomic and high-throughput genotype data) or in BMC Research Notes (data from across all natural and clinical sciences). 

More information about our unique article type can be found on the BMC Genomic Data and BMC Research Notes journal websites. 

BMC Series Focus Issues

May: Understanding Mental Health

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.

April: Our Changing Environment

In preparation for Earth Day on 22nd April, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Our Changing Environment, highlighting research from across the journals on climate change, conservation, pollution, and the impact of environmental changes on human health and disease.

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    Speed
    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

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    3.252 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.198 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
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