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Paleoecology of Extinct Species

Guest Editor(s):
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   |   Submission Deadline: 6 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   |   Submission Deadline: 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 09 October 2023

Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development

Guest Editors:
Luke Jacobus: Indiana University, USA
Luisa Orsini: University of Birmingham, UK
Gary Bucciarelli: UCLA, USA

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 30 April 2023


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


Cross journal collection
Avian genomes collection
Collection published: 11 December 2014

Cross journal collection
Reviewer acknowledgements 2013
Collection published: 26 February 2014


Cross journal collection
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

Cross journal collection
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

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

Annual Journal Metrics

  • For BMC Evolutionary Biology (former title)

    Citation Impact
    3.436 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.897 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.242 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.784 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) 

    108 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    91 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    1,878,380 Downloads (2021)
    1,901 Altmetric mentions (2021)

    Transparency and Openness
    TOP Factor score - 9

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