Journal of Experimental Biology (JEB) is the leading primary research journal in comparative physiology and is published by The Company of Biologists, a not-for-profit publishing organisation dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community. From its launch in 1923 (as The British Journal of Experimental Biology) to the present day, JEB publishes papers on the form and function of living organisms at all levels of biological organisation, from the molecular and subcellular to the integrated whole animal (see aims and scope). Our authors and readers reflect a broad interdisciplinary group of scientists who study molecular, cellular and organismal physiology in an evolutionary and environmental context.
All research articles published in JEB are subject to rigorous single-blind peer review, and editorial decisions are made by a team of expert researchers in the field, supported by an international Editorial Advisory Board. In addition to primary research articles, JEB publishes a range of commissioned review-based articles aimed at synthesising the latest advances in the field, putting forward new hypotheses to provoke debate and inspire new research directions, and educating newcomers to the field. JEB also publishes themed special issues on specific topics within the comparative physiology field. For more information on publishing in JEB, please visit our submission, manuscript preparation, article types and journal policies pages.
JEB offers advance online posting of accepted author manuscripts on its Advance Articles page, which is updated daily, and issues are published twice a month online and in print.
The Journal of Experimental Biology [ISSN 0022-0949 (print) ISSN 1477-9145 (online)] is a continuation of The British Journal of Experimental Biology (ISSN 0366-0788).
- Submissions handled by expert academic Editors
- Competitive decision speeds
- Format-free submission
- Strong commitment at first decision – over 95% of invited revisions accepted
- Rapid publication, including advance posting of accepted articles
- Free to publish – no page or colour charges, no hidden fees
- Open Access option available – compliant with funder mandates
- All articles free to access after 6 months – complete archive online
- Special Issues free to access from the point of publication
- Review-type articles from leaders in the field highlighting key research topics
- Wide international readership
- Active promotion of published papers
- Altmetrics and usage statistics for all articles
- Annual outstanding paper prize
- Copyediting by experienced scientific editors
- Strong ethical approach to publishing best-practice
- Simple solutions for data sharing and access
- Manuscripts deposited on preprint servers welcome
- Two-way integration with bioRxiv
- Easy one-click transfer option to Biology Open
- Not-for-profit publisher
JEB uses a number of metrics that together provide a rich view of the journal's performance. These include:
- 2015 impact factor 2.9
- 5 year impact factor 3.2
- Eigenfactor score 0.040
- Article influence score 1.11
- h-index 135
- SJR indicator 1.82
- Cited half-life >10.0
- Immediacy index 1.023
- 2-year median 2.0
JEB is abstracted and/or indexed by (amongst others): BIOBASE, CAB Abstracts, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Current Contents, EMBASE, ISI Web of Science, Medline and Scopus.
JEB is listed as one of the TOP 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL JOURNALS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE.
JEB is a community journal that strives to support the members and the research of the comparative physiology community. For example, JEB supports younger researchers in the community through its Travelling Fellowship programme, which offers up to £2500 to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers wishing to make collaborative visits to other laboratories. The Company of Biologists, the publisher of JEB, is also a generous financial supporter of the Society for Experimental Biology and sponsors numerous conferences and workshops in the field through its Meeting Grants.
In addition to supporting external conferences, JEB funds and hosts its own annual symposium; these themed meetings unite outstanding biologists and bring together their varied expertise on one particular subject, culminating in the publication of an annual special issue of the journal.
JEB strongly believes that research in general, and comparative physiology in particular, should be accessible to the lay public as well as practicing scientists. As well as highlighting upcoming and current journal content on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, it actively encourages interaction with the scientific and lay media through embargoed press releases and by making research content available to journalists in advance of publication.
Publishing in JEB (under our green Open Access model) is free of any charges, and authors are provided with free electronic reprints of their papers. All of JEB’s content is also freely available to community members in developing countries through the HINARI initiative.
All JEB's content - including the entire archive dating back to 1923 - is available online and is fully browsable and searchable. All JEB papers are freely available online six months after publication, and authors may choose to make their articles Open Access by paying a subsidised fee. Special issue volumes of JEB are always freely available online from the time of publication. In addition, JEB deposits manuscripts in PubMed Central for those authors whose funding providers mandate deposition.
JEB is also a participant of the LOCKSS/CLOCKSS project, an international community initiative through which libraries and publishers work together to preserve their digital content for the long-term.