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Ecosystem restoration, regeneration and rewilding

Guest Editors:
Carmel McDougallUniversity of St Andrews, Scotland
Nancy Shackelford: University of Victoria, Canada

Submission Status: Open until 7 March 2024

Agroecology: protecting, restoring, and promoting biodiversity

Guest Editors:
Jessica Knapp: Department of Botany, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Andrea Sciarretta: Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy

Submission Status: Open until 27 December 2023

Paleoecology of extinct species

Guest Editors:
Michael Pittman:
School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, Hong Kong, China
Yucheng Wang: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Submission Status: Open until 06 December 2023

Plants under pressure: the impact of environmental change on plant ecology and evolution

Guest Editors:
Isabel Barrio: Agricultural University of Iceland, Iceland
Alessandro Rapini: The State University of Feira de Santana, Brazil

Submission Status: Open until 27 November 2023

Evolutionary biology and ecology of cancer

Guest Editors:
David Basanta: Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Ignacio Gonz├ílez Bravo: CNRS Montpellier, France

Submission Status: Open until 9 January 2024



Biodiversity, ecosystem services and sustainable development
Collection closed


Applications of environmental DNA and RNA in ecology
Collection closed

Retrospective cross journal collection
BMC Series focus issue: Our changing environment 
Collection published: April 2021


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Avian genomes collection
Collection published: 11 December 2014

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Reviewer acknowledgements 2013
Collection published: 26 February 2014


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The tammar wallaby genome and transcriptome
Collection published: 10 August 2011


Cross journal collection
Zebra finch: the companion papers for the publication of the zebra finch genome sequence
Collection published: 30 October 2010

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Open Access Biodiversity Research
Collection published: 25 May 2010


Cross journal collection
Bovine: the companion papers for the publication of the bovine genome sequence
Collection published: 24 April 2009

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Daphnia: the companion papers for the genome sequence
Collection published: 3 April 2009

Annual Journal Metrics

  • For BMC Evolutionary Biology (former title)

    2022 Citation Impact
    3.4 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.6 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.061 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.968 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    20 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    155 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    18,359 Altmetric mentions

    Transparency and Openness
    TOP Factor score - 9

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