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Guest edited by Professor Nikos Poulakakis and Professor Antonis Rokas, this group of research and reviews forms a special series that explores multiple themes in Evolutionary Biology.
Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki is a peer-reviewed, open access, international journal that publishes articles providing novel insights into the major fields of biology.
Topics covered in Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki include, but are not limited to: molecular biology, cytology, genetics, evolutionary biology, morphology, development and differentiation, taxonomy, bioinformatics, physiology, marine biology, behaviour, ecology and conservation.
Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki transferred to publishing with BioMed Central after being self published since 2004. All back content is available in the archive.
About the Editor-in-Chief
Theodore J Abatzopoulos
Theodore Abatzopoulos is Professor in the Department of Genetics, Development and Molecular Biology School of Biology, Faculty of Science, A.U.Th. His research interests include the study of the biology and evolutionary genetics of aquatic organisms focusing on temporary brackish/hypersaline ecosystems and their biodiversity. His laboratory emphasizes genetic characterization, development of markers, molecular systematics, phylogeography and phylogenetics of anostracans (Artemia and Branchinella spinosa), Brachionus rotifers, microalgae and various fish (Silurus spp., Aphanius fasciatus, Dicentrarchus labrax and Sparus aurata).
About Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki benefits from its association with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), which founded the journal in 2004 and continues to foster its success. AUTH is the largest university in Greece, comprising seven faculties and a total of 42 Schools. AUTH is widely recognised as a vibrant centre of learning and it draws its inspiration from a long tradition of academic achievement.
Alongside international Editors, many of the Editors of Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki are affiliated with AUTH. Their expertise covers all the major fields of biology while their experience in scientific publishing extents to more than a decade. For more information regarding the role of AUTH in Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki, please read the launch editorial.
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Annual Journal Metrics
109 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
72 days to first decision for all manuscripts
160 days from submission to acceptance
17 days from acceptance to publication
1.889 - 2-year Impact Factor
2.988 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.007 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.957 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)