Mammalian Biology (formerly Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde) is an international scientific journal edited by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Säugetierkunde (German Society for Mammalian Biology). The journal is devoted to the publication of research on mammals. Its scope covers all aspects of mammalian biology, such as anatomy, morphology, palaeontology, taxonomy, systematics, molecular biology, physiology, neurobiology, ethology, genetics, reproduction, development, evolutionary biology, domestication, ecology, wildlife biology and diseases, conservation biology, and the biology of zoo mammals.

Investigations using mammals merely as models or emphasizing experimental or veterinary aspects are of interest only if they are of substantial relevance to mammalogists.

Due to its wide range of topics, Mammalian Biology is primarily of interest to scientists working in the listed various fields of mammalogy but also to biologists and zoologists in general, as well as to veterinarians and medical scientists.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Frank E. Zachos
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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1.638 (2018)
Impact factor
1.918 (2018)
Five year impact factor
5 days
Submission to first decision
117 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1618-1476
Print ISSN
1616-5047
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  1. BIOSIS
  2. Biological Abstracts
  3. CNKI
  4. Current Contents/ Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
  5. EBSCO Discovery Service
  6. Google Scholar
  7. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  8. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  9. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  10. Meta
  11. Naver
  12. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  13. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  14. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  15. SCImago
  16. SCOPUS
  17. Science Citation Index
  18. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  19. Zoological Record
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