Section Editor: Evolutionary developmental biology and morphology

  • Sylvie Mazan, CNRS

Section Editor: Experimental evolution

  • Michael Brockhurst, University of York

Section Editors: Genome evolution and evolutionary systems biology

  • Maria Anisimova, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
  • David Liberles, Temple University
  • Arndt von Haeseler, Max F Perutz Laboratories

Section Editors: Phylogenetics and phylogeography

  • Herve Philippe, Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modelling

Section Editor: Speciation and evolutionary genetics

  • Hirohisa Kishino, University of Tokyo

Section Editor: Theories and models

  • Susanna C. Manrubia, Centro de Astrobiologia, CSIC-INTA

Executive Editor

  • Christopher Foote, BioMed Central


There has been an error retrieving the data. Please try again.
  • Image attributed to: Trisha Shears, CC2.0

    A quiet call can still say a lot

    Gibbons are well known for their loud and conspicuous songs, but their much quieter, close range “hoo” calls have now been shown to vary depending on the activity being engaged in, suggesting they are used for inter-individual communication.

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015, 15:56
  • Image attributed to: Courtesy of Bert Willaert

    Newts go cheek-to-cheek during mating

    The cheek glands of male red-spotted newts produce a high diversity of pheromones, suggesting that attracting females through cheek rubbing might be a more widespread behaviour in salamanders than is currently appreciated.

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015, 15:54
  • Image attributed to: From Topper et al 2015

    A curious case of chaetae in the Cambrian

    Extraordinarily preserved fossils provide the first evidence of chaetae (or bristles) in molluscs over 500 million years old, but beg the question of why they evolved: increased competition, sensory purposes, or even to mimic sponges?

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015, 15:42
  • Image attributed to: Andr¿ Karwath, CC2.5

    Sleepy time in the south

    Drosophila melanogaster shows a natural latitudinal cline in the duration of night time sleep, such that populations originating in equatorial America sleep in bouts twice as long as northern American populations.

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015, 15:41
  • Image attributed to: Nabokov, CC3.0

    Earwigs care in an unusual way

    Earwig mothers, who care for their offspring for several months post-hatching, line their nests with both their own and their offspring’s faeces to provide protection against infectious bacteria and fungi, an interesting form of social immunity.

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015, 15:40



View more comments

2015 Ecology Image Competition


BMC Evolutionary Biology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of molecular and non-molecular evolution of all organisms, as well as phylogenetics and palaeontology.

BMC Evolutionary Biology is part of the BMC series which publishes subject-specific journals focused on the needs of individual research communities across all areas of biology and medicine. We offer an efficient, fair and friendly peer review service, and are committed to publishing all sound science, provided that there is some advance in knowledge presented by the work.

BMC series - open, inclusive and trusted.

Peerage of Science

logo image

BMC Evolutionary Biology supports Peerage of Science, a new initiative to provide more recognition for reviewers and to expedite the reviewing process through shared and fair reports. BMC Evolutionary Biology welcomes manuscripts that have been reviewed through Peerage of Science and so please do indicate on your cover letter if your manuscript has already been reviewed here.

Article collections

View all article collections

Submit a manuscript Sign up for article alerts Contact us

Email updates

Receive periodic news and updates relating to BioMed Central straight to your inbox.

Indexed by

  • CAS
  • DOAJ
  • Embase
  • PubMed
  • Science Citation Index
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Scopus
  • Zoological Record

View all

ISSN: 1471-2148