Journal of Zoology

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Edited By: Nigel Bennett (Editor-in-Chief), Matt Hayward, Andrew Kitchener, Rob Knell, Mark-Oliver Roedel, Jean-Nicolas Volff, Jane Waterman. Reviews Editor: Steven Le Comber

Impact Factor: 1.947

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 28/153 (Zoology)

Online ISSN: 1469-7998

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

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Paper of the Year Award

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 Tom Sherratt Justin Carroll
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 2013 winners are Tom Sherratt and Justin Carroll for their paper A direct comparison of the effectiveness of two anti-predator strategies under field conditions.

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Patchwork planet: the resource dispersion hypothesis, society, and the ecology of life

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Women in Zoology Virtual Issue, Journal of ZoologyWomen in Zoology

Jon Bielby
Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent’s Park, London, UK

In my short scientific career I have been fortunate enough to work with some great scientists. I’ve worked with a Fellow of the Royal Society who revolutionised the way we measure extinction risk, a disease-ecologist whose research is cited in parliamentary debates on one of the most controversial environmental and agricultural issues in UK politics, and an epidemiologist whose research informs policy on the efficacy of interventions on diseases such as dengue fever, foot-and-mouth disease, pandemic influenza, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). 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 "From multifamily residences to studio apartments: shifts in burrow structures of European rabbits along a rural-to-urban gradient" has been featured on the BBC Earth blog, the New Scientist, the International Business Times, and in the Daily Mail.

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Polar Bear.jpgThe article "An experimental investigation of chemical communication in the polar bear" has been featured in the Tech Times, Nature World News, BBC News, and on CBS News.

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Photo by B.J. Kirschhoffer, Polar Bears International.

Female Seahorse - Photo By: Tacyana OliveiraThe article “Whoa! Seahorses Don't Neigh — They Growl” has been featured on the Live Science website.

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Photo By: Tacyana Oliveira

Example of a feeding click produced by a male Hippocampus reidi.

Example of a courtship click produced by a male Hippocampus reidi.

Example of a growling sound produced by Hippocampus reidi.

The article “An updated description of the Australian dingo (Canis dingo Meyer, 1793)” has been featured on the Reuters website.

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The article “The ‘species recognition hypothesis’ does not explain the presence and evolution of exaggerated structures in non-avialan dinosaurs” has been featured on the Guardian website.

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The following article: 'Morphology, function and evolution of the pseudothumb in the Otton frog' has been featured in National Geographic.

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The following article: 'Do Leucochloridium sporocysts manipulate the behaviour of their snail hosts?' has been featured in National Geographic.

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Journal of Zoology reviewers 2012

The Editors of the Journal of Zoology would like to acknowledge the valuable contribution of the experts who assist in the review of papers submitted to the Journal. View a list of those who reviewed papers during 2012.

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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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Journal of Zoology was previously known as Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
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