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Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Applications of Environmental DNA and RNA in Ecology

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.

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.

Featured articles

Experimental increase of worker diversity benefits brood production in ants

Psalti et al. demonstrate that experimental increase of worker genetic diversity benefits brood production and colony performance in ants.

Seeing through sedimented waters: environmental DNA reduces the phantom diversity of sharks and rays in turbid marine habitats

Ip et al. show that environmental DNA can be used to monitor the diversity of threatened shark and ray species living in turbid marine habitats.

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 interested in all aspects of ecological and evolutionary biology. The journal considers articles on a broad range of topics, including population genetics, conservation genetics, phylogenetics, behavioural ecology, population ecology, macroecology, palaeontology, biodiversity (e.g. environmental DNA approaches), theoretical research (e.g. terraforming) and ecological and evolutionary developmental biology.

Editor

Assistant Editor

  • Alexandria Latto, BioMed Central

Senior Editorial Board Members

Submitting a phylogenetic study?

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.

Data support service

Authors submitting to this journal can opt to use a new service that will make it easier to share research data.

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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

October: Focus on Stem Cells

With Stem Cell Awareness day on the 13th October this year we have compiled an article collection from across different BMC Series journals covering aspects of basic stem cell biology; in vitro differentiation studies; stem-cell based therapy studies for various conditions in animal models; technical advancements and ethical issues. 

September: Patient and public involvement in research

In recognition of World Patient Safety Awareness day on 17th September, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research.  We have collated free-to-read content from across our journals - showcasing patient perspectives, research into the study of PPI, and engaging public partners as co-authors in research.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • For BMC Evolutionary Biology (former title)

    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

    Citation Impact
    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)

    Usage 
    1,662,275 Downloads
    1,846 Altmetric Mentions

    Transparency and Openness
    TOP Factor score - 9