Journal of Vertebrate Biology

 open access journal 
Institute of Vertebrate Biology
Faculty of Environmental Sciences

Journal Overview

The Journal of Vertebrate Biology (formerly Folia Zoologica, founded in 1938) publishes high-quality original research papers of broad interest. The Journal welcomes papers on the behaviour, ecology, physiology, anatomy, developmental biology, taxonomy, and evolution of vertebrates, including research at the interface of these disciplines. Published work includes both empirical and theoretical approaches with a primary focus on vertebrates, including humans.

Latest Articles

Detectability of birds under different sampling efforts and during the breeding season: a case study from Central Europe

J. Vertebr. Biol. 2022, 71: 22027 DOI: 10.25225/jvb.22027
Published on: 6 July 2022

Behavioural responses of grey herons Ardea cinerea and great egrets Ardea alba to human-caused disturbance

J. Vertebr. Biol. 2022, 71: 22026 DOI: 10.25225/jvb.22026
Published on: 16 June 2022

Socio-environmental changes and rodent populations in lowland agroecosystems of the lower delta of the River Senegal, West Africa: results of observations over a decade, 2008-2019

Cheikh T. NIANG, Mamadou KANE, Youssoupha NIANG, Nathalie SARR, Laura MARCH, Caroline TATARD, Emma ARTIGE, Christophe DIAGNE, Vincent MORON, Jean-François MAUFFREY, Camille NOÛS, Khalilou BÂ, Isabelle LAFFONT-SCHWOB, Amadou B. BAL and Ambroise DALECKY
J. Vertebr. Biol. 2022, 71: 22015 DOI: 10.25225/jvb.22015
Published on: 15 June 2022

Editors' profiles


Carl Smith

Vladimír Bejček

e-ISSN 2694-7684

Abbreviation: J. Vertebr. Biol.

Benefits to authors

  • Open Access
  • No publication charges
  • Rapid reviewing (18 days to first decision)
  • No formatting required for initial submission
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Biennial Report

Biennial report is a traditional publication of the Institute of Vertebrate Biology (IVB). The major goal of this report is to provide both a representative overview of the extensive range of research activities undertaken at the IVB and to inform the reader about the most important news and events, all in a style that is fully accessible to the interested layperson