The journal Zoomorphology publishes original research papers based on morphological investigation of invertebrates and vertebrates, reviews designed as comparative surveys summarizing current knowledge from an evolutionary perspective and method papers presenting new approaches or reviews on methods used in animal morphology. Coverage spans the macroscopic, microscopic and ultrastructural levels, including embryological studies.

The journal places special emphasis on:

Comparison - Studies comparing morphological and anatomical structures in an evolutionary context Function - Studies relating structure and function
Integration - Studies on the relation between structural-functional systems of animals and their general biology
Evolution - Studies on the evolution of morphological and anatomical structures on the basis of sound phylogenies
Development - Studies on the spatiotemporal formation of morphological and anatomical structures

  • Presents original research papers based on morphological investigation of invertebrates and vertebrates
  • Offers reviews designed as comparative surveys summarizing current knowledge from an evolutionary perspective
  • Publishes method papers presenting new approaches or reviews on methods used in animal morphology
  • Emphasizes comparison, function, integration, evolution and development
  • Offers the annual Reinhard Rieger Award in Zoomorphology

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.143 (2018)
Impact factor
1.310 (2018)
Five year impact factor
59 days
Submission to first decision
103 days
Submission to acceptance
42,651 (2019)
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1432-234X
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0720-213X
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