Journal updates

  • CALL FOR PAPERS: The ecological and evolutionary implications of allometry

    Submission Deadline: August 31, 2021 | Expected 2022

    We are seeking research, theoretical ideas and perspectives, reviews and methods articles that highlight the role of coordinated growth and body size in the context of evolutionary and ecological processes. We will consider submissions across a wide range of taxa in areas including but not limited to sexual selection, organismal interactions and coevolution, behaviour, adaptation, metabolic scaling, biodiversity and life history. Students and Early Career Researchers are especially encouraged to submit one of these article types.

  • CALL FOR PAPERS: Infectious disease: the ecological theatre and the evolutionary play

    Submission Deadline: September 7, 2021 | Expected 2022
    We are seeking contributions that examine the relationship between the ecological theatre and evolutionary play in ecologically realistic disease systems. In addition to Original Research articles, we also seek Review articles and also articles with a shorter format, including Ideas & Perspectives, and Natural History Notes (shorter research articles that introduce new ideas and hypotheses). Students and Early Career Researchers are especially encouraged to submit an Original Research article, Review article or an Ideas & Perspectives article.

  • CALL FOR PAPERS: Mimicry beyond natural selection on colour

    Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021 | Expected 2022

    We are seeking Original Research Articles, Ideas and Perspectives, and Review Articles that highlight the importance of expanding our understanding of the phenomenon of mimicry in the context of multimodal signals and potential multiple receivers. We will consider submissions regarding any taxa in areas including, but not limited to, chemical mimicry, auditory mimicry, behavioural mimicry, the role of mimetic signals in sexual selection, predator perception biases and evolution of complex mimicry signals. We especially encourage research groups from underrepresented regions to submit their work in any of the proposed areas. Students and Early Career Researchers are also encouraged to submit their research. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by a panel of experts.

  • CALL FOR PAPERS: Fitness Effects of Mutations

    Submission Deadline: November 1, 2021 | Expected 2022
    We have brought together ideas from theoretical, molecular, field, computational and various experimental approaches across organisms and systems and seek additional submissions for this growing topical collection of already well-cited articles. Students and Early Career Researchers are especially encouraged to submit to this Topical Collection.

  • Featured Paper: Lichen moths do not benefit from ‘element imitation’ masquerade in the absence of a matching background

    Freely accessible until July 31, 2021 

    Here we assess a putative case of masquerade in the North Island lichen moth, Declana atronivea (Geometridae), an endemic New Zealand species with intricate black and white forewings that appear to resemble lichen. Lichen masquerade is a type of ‘element imitation’ in which the object being mimicked forms a common element of the environmental pattern.

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  • Featured Paper: Sex- and trait-specific silver-spoon effects of developmental environments, on ageing

    Freely accessible until July 31, 2021

    Here, we test whether experiencing favorable developmental environments leads to “silver-spoon effects” on life-history traits and whole-organism flight performance of males and females by manipulating developmental density in Callosobruchus maculatus. We further test whether such effects are mediated by an individual’s reproductive status by comparing traits of mated versus virgin females.

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  • Students & Early Career Researchers

    As a student or ECR (defined as being within one year of award of their PhD degree) listed as first author of any article type accepted, you will receive a voucher for free access to any Springer publication in eBook form (up to a maximum value of 250 Euros/US dollars, and maximum one per year) in perpetuity, and your article will be made freely accessible for 8 weeks after online first publication.


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