The Journal of Experimental Biology
The Journal of Experimental Biology (JEB) is the leading journal in comparative animal physiology and is published by The Company of Biologists, a not-for-profit charitable organization run by biologists for the benefit of the biological community.
From its launch as The British Journal of Experimental Biology in 1923 to the present day, JEB continues to publish 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. Our authors and readers reflect a broad interdisciplinary group of scientists who study molecular, cellular and organismal physiology in an evolutionary and environmental context.
JEB receives many more manuscripts than it can publish. In recent years, the number of published manuscripts constitutes only about 35% of those submitted.
The single most important criterion for publication in JEB is significant advancement of scientific knowledge. In general, this means that a manuscript should pose and test a significant hypothesis or answer an important question that is relevant to basic issues of experimental biology. Manuscripts should be of general importance to the field of comparative physiology and be of interest to the broad readership of JEB. The journal does not have room for descriptive papers that do not make clear their broader mechanistic and scientific relevance. Only under compelling circumstances will an Editor decide that an exception to this guideline is warranted.