The Journal of Comparative Physiology B publishes peer-reviewed original articles and reviews on the comparative physiology of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Special emphasis is placed on integrative studies that elucidate mechanisms at the whole-animal, organ, tissue, cellular and/or molecular levels. Review papers report on the current state of knowledge in an area of comparative physiology, and directions in which future research is needed.

Aspects of particular interest include: molecular and endocrine control of metabolism; membrane transport and nutrient absorption; respiration and gas exchange; circulation and body fluids; energy and temperature relations; muscle and exercise physiology; energetics and endocrinology of reproduction; evolutionary aspects of physiology, and more.

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  • Presents peer-reviewed original articles and reviews on the comparative physiology of invertebrate and vertebrate animals
  • Reports on the current state of knowledge in comparative physiology
  • Highlights directions in which future research is needed
  • 94% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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  • Gerhard Heldmaier
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1432-136X
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0174-1578
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