Journal updates

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

    Submission Deadline: July 31, 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: 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: 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: Supergroup F Wolbachia in terrestrial isopods: Horizontal transmission from termites?

    Freely accessible until May 31, 2021

    Horizontal transmission between distantly related species has been used to explain how Wolbachia infect multiple species at astonishing rates despite the selection for resistance. Recently, a terrestrial isopod species was found to be infected by an unusual strain of supergroup F Wolbachia. However, only Wolbachia of supergroup B is typically found in isopods. One possibility is that these isopods acquired the infection because of their recurrent contact with termites—a group with strong evidence of infection by supergroup F Wolbachia.

  • Featured Paper: Eye‐body allometry across biphasic ontogeny in anuran amphibians

    Open Access

    Animals with biphasic lifecycles often inhabit different visual environments across ontogeny. Many frogs and toads (Amphibia: Anura) have free-living aquatic larvae (tadpoles) that metamorphose into adults that inhabit a range of aquatic and terrestrial environments. Ecological differences influence eye size across species, but these relationships have not yet been explored across life stages in an ontogenetic allometric context.

  • 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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