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: 1.883

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 37/154 (Zoology)

Online ISSN: 1469-7998

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

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Fulgione Team

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 2014 winners are Domenico Fulgione, Martina Trapanese, Valeria Maselli, Daniela Rippa, Francesco Itri, Bice Avallone, Raoul Van Damme, Daria Maria Monti and Pasquale Raia for their paper Seeing through the skin: dermal light sensitivity provides cryptism in moorish gecko

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Huxley ReviewsThomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895)

Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895) was an outstanding British zoologist famous for his work on comparative anatomy, physiology and evolutionary biology. Huxley was also known as ‘Darwin’s bulldog’, due to his advocacy for Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. The Thomas Henry Huxley review series, published in Journal of Zoology, aims to celebrate Huxley's outstanding contributions to zoological research. Indeed, many of Huxley’s own papers were published in the Proceedings and Transactions of the Zoological Society London, which merged in 1966 to form Journal of Zoology. Read more

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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 "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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The article "Experiments on ostrich decomposition and opisthotonus with implications for theropod dinosaurs" has been featured in
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The article "Determinants of dry season habitat use by Asian elephants in the Western Ghats of India" has been featured in The Hindu.
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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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