Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft (German Society of Zoology)
We are pleased to showcase our latest review publications, covering a variety of research areas from developmental biology to feeding ecology to social complexity.
Featured article: Metabolic reprogramming involving glycolysis in the hibernating brown bear skeletal muscle
Bertile et al. apply quantitative proteomics and biochemistry to brown bear skeletal muscle in order to examine how energy and fuel metabolism are regulated in the skeletal muscle of hibernating brown bears.
Dr Julian Langowski tells us about his 3D analysis of tree frog mucus glands and exploration of mucus chemistry.
Aims and scope
Frontiers in Zoology is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal publishing high quality research articles and reviews on all aspects of animal life.
As a biological discipline, zoology has one of the longest histories. Today it occasionally appears as though, due to the rapid expansion of life sciences, zoology has been replaced by more or less independent sub-disciplines amongst which exchange is often sparse. However, the recent advance of molecular methodology into "classical" fields of biology, and the development of theories that can explain phenomena on different levels of organisation, has led to a re-integration of zoological disciplines promoting a broader than usual approach to zoological questions. Zoology has re-emerged as an integrative discipline encompassing the most diverse aspects of animal life, from the level of the gene to the level of the ecosystem.
Frontiers in Zoology is the first open access journal focusing on zoology as a whole. It aims to represent and re-unite the various disciplines that look at animal life from different perspectives and at providing the basis for a comprehensive understanding of zoological phenomena on all levels of analysis. Frontiers in Zoology provides a unique opportunity to publish high quality research and reviews on zoological issues that will be internationally accessible to any reader at no cost.
The journal was initiated and is supported by the Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft, one of the largest national zoological societies with more than a century-long tradition in promoting high-level zoological research.
Jürgen Heinze is currently Professor of Zoology at University of Regensburg.
"Zoology is an active and colorful biological discipline with a long history and a promising future. The development of new theories and methodology makes this a particularly exciting time for researchers interested in aspects of animal life."
Ulrich Technau is Professor of developmental biology at the University of Vienna
"Zoology is addressing some of the most fundamental questions in Biology. It continues to deliver novel insights into the fascinating diversity and biology of animals by taking advantage of a combination of classical concepts and modern methods."
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Annual Journal Metrics
52 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
35 days to first decision for all manuscripts
127 days from submission to acceptance
27 days from acceptance to publication