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.
Announcement: Launch of BMC Ecology and Evolution
We are pleased to announce that BMC Ecology and BMC Evolutionary Biology will be merged into one journal and re-launched as BMC Ecology and Evolution on January 1st 2021. As a result BMC Ecology is no longer open to new submissions and will not publish any new articles after December 31st 2020. The scope of BMC Evolutionary Biology has now been expanded to include ecology submissions and authors in this field are encouraged to submit to this journal.
The 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for their discovery of Hepatitis C virus. In celebration of what they started and showcasing areas of research that have since emerged, we here present a collection of articles from the BMC Biology, BMC Medicine, Genome Medicine and the BMC Series Journals on biology, diagnosis and treatment and wider public health and medical outcomes of the Hepatitis C virus and its infection.
The Editors of BMC Developmental Biology, BMC Ecology and BMC Evolutionary Biology welcome submissions to the cross-journal special issue on eco-evo-devo, the effect of the environment of development and evolution. Please click the above link for further information and to submit to the collection.
The special issue is open for submissions.
BMC Series Focus Issue
With World Animal Day falling on October 4th, the BMC series has decided to dedicate this month’s focus issue to animal models. Browse our titles for insight into recent research in the field, including growth regulation, lifespan variation, nephrotoxicity, cancer, lipid metabolism, autism, temperature-dependent development, drug resistance, inflammatory responses, disease resistance, sperm dynamics and antimicrobial residues in fish.
Aims and scope
Danielle Talbot, BioMed Central
Alison Cuff, BioMed Central
Dylan Smith, BioMed Central
Alexandria Latto, BioMed Central
Maria Anisimova, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Michael Brockhurst, University of Sheffield
David Ferrier, University of St Andrews
Laura Kubatko, Ohio State University
David Liberles, Temple University
Craig Moritz, Australian National University
Herve Philippe, Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modelling
Arne Traulsen, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Arndt von Haeseler, Max F Perutz Laboratories
Arndt von Haeseler is a full Professor for Bioinformatics at the University of Vienna and at the Medical University of Vienna. His work focuses on methods to understand and model evolutionary processes and to infer evolutionary relationships. He became a Section Editor in 2010.
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3.058 - 2-year Impact Factor
3.252 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.198 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.531 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
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