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

Diet composition of Asiatic lions in protected areas and multi-use land matrix

Mohan RAM, Aradhana SAHU, Nityanand SRIVASTAVA, Rohit CHAUDHARY and Lahar JHALA
J. Vertebr. Biol. 2023, 72: 22065 DOI: 10.25225/jvb.22065
Published on: 2 March 2023

Ovipositor of bitterling fishes (Cyprinidae, Acheilognathinae): fine structure from a functional perspective

J. Vertebr. Biol. 2023, 72: 22070 DOI: 10.25225/jvb.22070
Published on: 17 February 2023

Forest musk deer (Moschus berezovskii) in China: research and protection

Hui FENG, Lu WANG, Fangjun CAO, Ji MA, Jie TANG, Chengli FENG and Zhijian SU
J. Vertebr. Biol. 2023, 72: 22067 DOI: 10.25225/jvb.22067
Published on: 17 February 2023

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 (less 18 days to first decision)
  • No formatting required for initial submission
  • Assistance with English correction for non-native speakers

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