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Submission guidelines

Our 3-step submission process

  1. Before you submit

    Before you submit, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the following.

  2. Ready to submit

    To give your manuscript the best chance of publication, follow these editorial policies and formatting guidelines.

  3. Submit and promote

    After acceptance, we provide support so your article gains maximum impact in the scientific community and beyond.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    66 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    67 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    120 days from submission to acceptance
    14 days from acceptance to publication

    Usage 
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    274 Altmetric mentions

This journal is indexed by

    • SCOPUS
    • Google Scholar
    • Academic OneFile
    • DOAJ
    • EBSCO Science Reference Center
    • EBSCO TOC Premier
    • Expanded Academic
    • OCLC
    • ProQuest Biological Science Database
    • ProQuest Natural Science Collection
    • ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
    • Summon by ProQuest
    • Zoological Record

Need help with APC funding?

We offer a free open access support service to make it easier for you to discover and apply for article-processing charge (APC) funding. 

Waivers

Authors without funds to cover the Article Processing Charge (APC) are eligible for a discretionary waiver of the APC, and should request a waiver during submission. 

Evolution: Education & Outreach also has waivers available at the Editor's discretion. Authors can contact the Editor in Chief for more information. 

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