As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
We are delighted to announce that the 7th annual BMC Ecology image competition launches today! Submit your images for a chance to highlight your research, win prizes, and have your photography featured in BMC Ecology.
Please note that the deadline for submissions has now been extended to 29th February 2020. We expect the winners to be announced in March 2020.
The Editors of BMC Developmental Biology, BMC Ecology and BMC Evolutionary Biology announce the launch of the cross-journal thematic series on eco-evo-devo, the effect of the environment of development and evolution. Please click the above link for further information and to submit to the collection.
Deadline for submissions is 30th August 2020.
BMC Ecology now accepts Registered Reports
From August 24th, BMC Ecology will begin accepting a new type of article: Registered Reports. BMC Ecology is the first ecology journal to consider this innovative article format; please read our blog where we discuss what benefits we believe it can offer to ecologists.Read More
American foulbrood in a honeybee colony: spore-symptom relationship and feedbacks between disease and colony development
Aims and scope
- Alison Cuff, BioMed Central
- Cecilia Pennica, BioMed Central
- Joseph Minus, BioMed Central
- Michel Baguette, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
- Simon Blanchet, Station d'Ecologie Experimentale du CNRS
- Jean Clobert, Station d'Ecologie Experimentale du CNRS
- David Hughes, Penn State University
- Luke Jacobus, Indiana University
- Dominique Mazzi, Agroscope
- Sandrine Pavoine, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
- Josef Settele, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Prof. Dr. Josef Settele is Head of Animal Ecology and Social-Ecological Research at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany. His research interests are broad, covering conservation and evolutionary biology of insects, biodiversity and land use, and interdisciplinary cooperation and project co-ordination in biodiversity.
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Portable Peer Review
The editors of BMC Ecology support initiatives that expedite the peer review process and are happy to consider manuscripts that have been reviewed in Peerage of Science. Please indicate in your cover letter if this applies to your manuscript.