The Journal of Ethology features reviews and original papers relating to all aspects of animal behavior, including traditional ethology. The official journal of the Japan Ethological Society and the publication is supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 18HP2005.

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  • Covers all aspects of animal behavior, including traditional ethology
  • Presents papers on field, laboratory, and theoretical studies
  • Offers both purely descriptive studies with broad implications and quantitative studies
  • Official journal of the Japan Ethological Society

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Chief Editor
  • Kensuke Nakata
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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1.202 (2021)
Impact factor
1.510 (2021)
Five year impact factor
48 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
113,458 (2021)
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Electronic ISSN
1439-5444
Print ISSN
0289-0771
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  25. Portico
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  28. SCImago
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  32. UGC-CARE List (India)
  33. Wanfang
  34. Zoological Record
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