Journal of Zoology

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Edited By: Nigel Bennett (Editor-in-Chief), Matt Hayward, Andrew Kitchener, Mark-Oliver Roedel, Jean-Nicolas Volff, Gabriele Uhl. Reviews Editor: Trish Fleming

Impact Factor: 1.819

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 33/160 (Zoology)

Online ISSN: 1469-7998

Associated Title(s): Animal Conservation, International Zoo Yearbook, Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

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2015 Prize Winners

The Journal of Zoology Paper of the Year Award is presented annually to the authors of an original research paper that the Editors consider exemplifies excellence in zoology. The 2015 winners are (bottom row left to right) Michael Sackville, Sheldon Pinto, Graham Scott, David Toews, Rashpal Dhillon, Matthew Regan, Jason Bystriansky, and Ben Speers-Roesch (top row), for their paper Biochemical correlates of aggressive behaviour in the Siamese fighting fish

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Journal of Zoology 50th Anniversary Virtual Issue

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Journal of Zoology 50th AnniversaryJournal of Zoology 50th Anniversary Virtual Issue

The Zoological Society of London has published scientific papers in zoology since 1830 in Proceedings and Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. These publications were merged in 1966 to form the Journal of Zoology. We are delighted to celebrate our anniversary year with this Virtual Issue, which includes 12 influential and highly cited articles. These fantastic contributions represent the breadth of research that we continue to publish in the journal to this day. Read more.

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The first ever issue of Journal of Zoology is now FREE to access!

Read the first issue of Journal of Zoology from 1830 (then known as Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London) here.

Hidden Gems

In this special section, we will be looking back at papers published in the Journal of Zoology’s predecessor Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, and picking out some 'hidden gems' from the archives.

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The article "Anthropogenic food resources foster the coexistence of distinct life history strategies: year-round sedentary and migratory brown bears " has been featured in New Scientist, (e)Science News, and ScienceDaily.Bear Image by Mark Chynoweth
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The article "Unleashing the Kraken: on the maximum length in giant squid (Architeuthis sp.)" has been featured in BBC Earth and National Geographic.Image: Proceedings of Zoological Society of London
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The article "Polyploid unisexual salamanders have higher tissue regeneration rates than diploid sexual relatives" has been featured in The Washington Post and National Geographic.Salamander Image by Denton
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Read the fully digitized backfiles from the Zoological Society of London. View seminal works from early explorers and zoologists and follow developments through to modern day zoological science. Notable contributors include Huxley, Owen, Wallace, Gray, Johnston, Blyth, Bell and Tickell. The Proceedings and Transactions also include colour plates from wildlife artists John Gould, Joseph Wolf and Edward Lear.

Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London: 1830 - 1965

Transactions of the Zoological Society of London: 1833 - 1984

Journal of Zoology: 1965, Vol 146 issue 1 to date

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