Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Frontiers in Zoology operates a single-blind peer review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.


Frontiers in Zoology is the official journal of the Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft (German Society of Zoology). 

Portable Peer Review

The Editors of Frontiers in Zoology support initiatives that expedite the peer review process and are willing to consider manuscripts which have been reviewed by Peerage of Science. Please indicate in your cover letter if this applies to your manuscript.

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