Zoology is a journal devoted to experimental and comparative animal science. It presents a common forum for all scientists who take an explicitly organism oriented and integrative approach to the study of animal form, function, development and evolution.
The journal invites papers that take a comparative or experimental approach to behavior and neurobiology, functional morphology, evolution and development, ecological physiology, and cell biology.
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Managing Editor: Thomas C.G. Bosch
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5 year impact factor: 1.753Five-Year Impact Factor:
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Top 10 Cited (articles published in the last five years)
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35 Misof, B. | Niehuis, O. | Bischoff, I. | Rickert, A. | Erpenbeck, D. | Staniczek, A. Towards an 18S phylogeny of hexapods: Accounting for group-specific character covariance in optimized mixed nucleotide/doublet models Zoology, Volume 110, Issue 5, 2007-12-01, Pages 409-429 32 Halsey, L.G. | Shepard, E.L.C. | Hulston, C.J. | Venables, M.C. | White, C.R. | Jeukendrup, A.E. | Wilson, R.P. Acceleration versus heart rate for estimating energy expenditure and speed during locomotion in animals: Tests with an easy model species, Homo sapiens Zoology, Volume 111, Issue 3, 2008-05-01, Pages 231-241 28 Reilly, S.M. | McElroy, E.J. | Biknevicius, A.R. Posture, gait and the ecological relevance of locomotor costs and energy-saving mechanisms in tetrapods Zoology, Volume 110, Issue 4, 2007-09-04, Pages 271-289 27 Fritz, U. | Bininda-Emonds, O.R.P. When genes meet nomenclature: Tortoise phylogeny and the shifting generic concepts of Testudo and Geochelone Zoology, Volume 110, Issue 4, 2007-09-04, Pages 298-307 21 Kyriakopoulou-Sklavounou, P. | Stylianou, P. | Tsiora, A. A skeletochronological study of age, growth and longevity in a population of the frog Rana ridibunda from southern Europe Zoology, Volume 111, Issue 1, 2008-01-17, Pages 30-36 19 Grubich, J.R. | Rice, A.N. | Westneat, M.W. Functional morphology of bite mechanics in the great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) Zoology, Volume 111, Issue 1, 2008-01-17, Pages 16-29 19 Burger, M. Complex female genitalia indicate sperm dumping in armored goblin spiders (Arachnida, Araneae, Oonopidae) Zoology, Volume 113, Issue 1, 2010-01-01, Pages 19-32 18 Pérez-Huerta, A. | Cusack, M. Common crystal nucleation mechanism in shell formation of two morphologically distinct calcite brachiopods Zoology, Volume 111, Issue 1, 2008-01-17, Pages 9-15 18 Pohl, H. | Beutel, R.G. The evolution of Strepsiptera (Hexapoda) Zoology, Volume 111, Issue 4, 2008-07-15, Pages 318-338 17 Halsey, L.G. | Fahlman, A. | Handrich, Y. | Schmidt, A. | Woakes, A.J. | Butler, P.J. How accurately can we estimate energetic costs in a marine top predator, the king penguin? Zoology, Volume 110, Issue 2, 2007-05-24, Pages 81-92
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1 Michael L. Arnold | Axel Meyer Natural hybridization in primates: One evolutionary mechanism Zoology, Volume 109, Issue 4, 14 November 2006, Pages 261-276 2 Roland Schauer Sialic acids: fascinating sugars in higher animals and man Zoology, Volume 107, Issue 1, 16 March 2004, Pages 49-64 3 Jr-Kai Sky Yu The evolutionary origin of the vertebrate neural crest and its developmental gene regulatory network 𢀓 insights from amphioxus Zoology, Volume 113, Issue 1, January 2010, Pages 1-9 4 Marian Stamp Dawkins Behaviour as a tool in the assessment of animal welfare1 Zoology, Volume 106, Issue 4, 2003, Pages 383-387 5 Joel Cracraft Phylogeny and evo-devo: Characters, homology, and the historical analysis of the evolution of development Zoology, Volume 108, Issue 4, 20 November 2005, Pages 345-356 6 Maja Adamska | Bernard M. Degnan | Kathryn Green | Christin Zwafink What sponges can tell us about the evolution of developmental processes Zoology, Volume 114, Issue 1, February 2011, Pages 1-10 7 Stephen Wroe | Michael B. Lowry | Mauricio Anton How to build a mammalian super-predator Zoology, Volume 111, Issue 3, 1 May 2008, Pages 196-203 8 Philip J. Motta | Michael Maslanka | Robert E. Hueter | Ray L. Davis | Rafael de la Parra | Samantha L. Mulvany | Maria Laura Habegger | James A. Strother | Kyle R. Mara | Jayne M. Gardiner | John P. Tyminski | Leslie D. Zeigler Feeding anatomy, filter-feeding rate, and diet of whale sharks Rhincodon typus during surface ram filter feeding off the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico Zoology, Volume 113, Issue 4, August 2010, Pages 199-212 9 Justin R. Grubich | Aaron N. Rice | Mark W. Westneat Functional morphology of bite mechanics in the great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) Zoology, Volume 111, Issue 1, 17 January 2008, Pages 16-29 10 Martin S. Fischer | Cornelia Krause | Karin E. Lilje Evolution of chameleon locomotion, or how to become arboreal as a reptile Zoology, Volume 113, Issue 2, March 2010, Pages 67-74
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