Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

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Edited By: John A. Allen

Impact Factor: 1.984

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 31/45 (Evolutionary Biology)

Online ISSN: 1095-8312

Associated Title(s): Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

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July Special Issue

bij siThe July issue is devoted to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the UK's Biological Records Centre as a pioneer of citizen science. It explores the methods used to analyse biological records in order to quantify the effects in recent decades of habitat change, climate change and atmospheric pollution on the British flora and fauna. For a lead into the 22 papers, see the introductory piece written by the guest editors Helen Roy, Christopher Preston and David Roy, all of the Biological Records Centre, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK Read more

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Discover the extensive resource of backfiles from the Linnean Society, dating back to 1791, including work by eminent scientists such as Darwin and Westwood:

Transactions of the Linnean Society of London

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New Biography of Sir James Edward Smith

The Linnean Society of London has published the first full biography of its founder, Sir James Edward Smith. The Lord Treasurer of Botany: Sir James Edward Smith and the Linnean Collections chronicles the life of Smith, the shy, diffident son of a Norwich textile merchant, who took a passion for botany and forged it into a highly successful career in natural history in 1790s London. We are led through Smith’s purchase of the collections of Carl Linnaeus and follow his rise to fame as an instructor of botanical study in the process becoming a focal point for the study of botany and natural history in Great Britain, Europe and beyond. For more information click here

Linnean Society Meeting at the Arnold Arboretum: Virtual Issue

To coincide with the Meeting of the Linnean Society at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 6th-8th May 2016, we have collated a virtual issue of the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society that celebrates some of the many papers we (and our predecessor journal) have published on Charles Darwin, including his ideas and their subsequent development by evolutionary biologists. To read the issue, click here.

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All submissions to the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society must be made online, using our manuscript submission website. The online manuscript submission and review process has led to faster submission-to-first-decision times and greater simplicity for authors and reviewers.