The Journal of Comparative Physiology A presents original articles and short reviews that add to understanding of mechanisms of physiology, at the organismic, cellular or molecular levels of organization. Topics include Neurobiology, Neuroethology, Sensory physiology, Sensory ecology, Physiological basis of behavior, Hormonal control of behavior, Communication, Orientation, Locomotion, Functional neuroanatomy and more.

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  • Presents original articles and short reviews that add to understanding of mechanisms of physiology
  • Focuses on the organismic, cellular or molecular levels of organization
  • Coverage includes Neurobiology, Physiological basis of behavior, Communication, Orientation, Locomotion and more
  • 97% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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  • Friedrich G. Barth
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1.836 (2020)
Impact factor
2.218 (2020)
Five year impact factor
49 days
Submission to first decision
225,527 (2020)
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Electronic ISSN
1432-1351
Print ISSN
0340-7594
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  2. BIOSIS
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  4. CAB Abstracts
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  16. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
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  18. Medline
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  23. Portico
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  26. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
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  28. SCOPUS
  29. Science Citation Index
  30. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  31. TD Net Discovery Service
  32. UGC-CARE List (India)
  33. Zoological Record
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