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

Patterns of spatial distribution and diel activity in carnivore guilds (Carnivora)

Hiroshi TSUNODA, Stanislava PEEVA, Evgeniy RAICHEV, Thomas KRONAWETTER, Krasimir B. KIRILOV, Dian GEORGIEV and Yayoi KANEKO
J. Vertebr. Biol. 2022, 71: 22018 DOI: 10.25225/jvb.22018
Published on: 27 July 2022

Utilization of cultivated fruits by Japanese martens and red foxes in a snowy environment: a comparison of feeding habits between rural and forest landscapes

Asumi NAKANE, Takaaki ENOMOTO and Masayuki U. SAITO
J. Vertebr. Biol. 2022, 71: 22028 DOI: 10.25225/jvb.22028
Published on: 26 July 2022

Osteological description of Indian lepidophagous catfish Pachypterus khavalchor (Siluriformes: Horabagridae) from the Western Ghats of India

Manoj PISE, Sachin M. GOSAVI, Pankaj A. GORULE, Chandani R. VERMA, Sanjay S. KHARAT, Lukáš KALOUS and Pradeep KUMKAR
J. Vertebr. Biol. 2022, 71: 22021 DOI: 10.25225/jvb.22021
Published on: 20 July 2022

Editors' profiles


Carl Smith

Vladimír Bejček

e-ISSN 2694-7684

Abbreviation: J. Vertebr. Biol.

Benefits to authors

  • Open Access
  • The new IF for JVB is 1.46
  • 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