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Selected research from the 8th Bio-Logging Science Symposium

Edited by:

For manuscripts in Animal Biotelemetry

Kim Holland, PhD, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, United States of America
Markus Horning, Dr. rer. nat., Alaska Marine Science Association, LLC, United States of America
Katsufumi Sato, PhD, The University of Tokyo, Japan

For manuscripts in Movement Ecology

Yuuki Watanabe, PhD, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI, Japan
Ana Sequeira, PhD, Australian National University
, Australia
Ken Yoda, PhD, Nagoya University, Japan

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 31 December 2024

Animal Biotelemetry and Movement Ecology are calling attendees of the 8th International Bio-Logging Science Symposium to submit research which they presented at the Symposium to this Collection.

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Animal Biotelemetry

Movement Ecology

About the Collection

This special issue collects scientific articles that were presented at the 8th International Bio-logging Science (BLS) Symposium, held in Tokyo in March 2024. BLS symposia foster scientists that work with bio-logging, or the use of miniaturized animal-borne sensors. This technology allows scientists to acquire information on the behavior, internal states, and environment of animals. With increasing types of sensors, data-collecting systems, and analytical tools that are becoming readily available, a wide range of biological and environmental research topics are now covered by bio-logging. As such, this special issue had to distribute over two BioMed Central journals: Animal Biotelemetry and Movement Ecology.

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Submission Guidelines

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Before submitting a manuscript for consideration for the BLS8 Special Issue jointly hosted by Animal Biotelemetry and Movement Ecology, please indicate your intent to submit in an email to, as follows:


Send to:
Subject: BLS8 Special Issue notice of intent to submit
Email text:
Please provide the following information:
Journal you would like to submit to (Movement Ecology or Animal Biotelemetry) and a short statement explaining the choice.
Article type (e.g. Research, Methodology, etc. - as appropriate for the specific journal)
All authors

Please include a statement that this manuscript will be based on a poster or oral presentation at BLS8, by the same title and the same authors as the presentation.
If the authors, title or content differ from the BLS8 presentation please explain why they differ. 

When choosing between Animal Biotelemetry and Movement Ecology, please ensure that your manuscript aligns with the scope and all requirements of the journal and explain your choice in the e-mail as well as the cover letter.

Please indicate whether you will request a discount on the publication fees (APC) - note that fees for some organizations may be covered by memberships/transformative agreements with Springer/Nature or BMC.


This email will then be evaluated by the Guest Editors for the Special Issue (they will consider the appropriateness of journal and article type, and whether the manuscript is based on a conference presentation). If appropriate, you will receive an invitation to submit your manuscript through the regular submission portal. The manuscript will then have to be submitted by December 31st, 2024, to be considered for inclusion in the special issue.

If you have any questions about this process, please email to


This Collection welcomes submission of research, methodology, review and case report articles, . Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read the submission guidelines of Animal Biotelemetry or Movement Ecology to confirm that type is accepted by the journal you are submitting to. 

Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. If you would like to submit to Animal Biotelemetry, please use the following link. For submitting to Movement Ecology follow this link. Please, select the appropriate Collection title “Selected research from the 8th Bio-Logging Science Symposium" under the “Details” tab during the submission stage.

Articles will undergo the standard peer-review process of the journal they are considered in (Animal Biotelemetry, Movement Ecology) and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer-review process. The peer-review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.