Journal of Zoology

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

Impact Factor: 2.043

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 29/151 (Zoology)

Online ISSN: 1469-7998

Associated Title(s): Animal Conservation, International Zoo Yearbook

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Alfred Russel Wallace Virtual Issue, Journal of ZoologyIn celebration of Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)

Alfred Russel Wallace, OM, FRS, FZS (1823–1913) was a remarkable British naturalist, explorer, geographer and anthropologist, who famously conceived the theory of evolution through natural selection in 1858, independent of Charles Darwin. In honour of the centennial of the year of his death, we have compiled this Virtual Issue of Wallace’s papers published in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, the predecessor of Journal of Zoology. The Issue also includes contributions by other scientists describing Wallace’s collections. 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 “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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