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

Mink predation in great crested grebe colonies: random robbery or a well-planned hunt?

J. Vertebr. Biol. 2022, 71: 22056 DOI: 10.25225/jvb.22056
Published on: 7 November 2022

Providing scientifically defensible evidence and correct calibrated thresholds for risk screening non-native species with second-generation Weed Risk Assessment-type decision-support tools

Lorenzo VILIZZI and Marina PIRIA
J. Vertebr. Biol. 2022, 71: 22047 DOI: 10.25225/jvb.22047
Published on: 19 October 2022

Habitat use of the mistle thrush (Turdus viscivorus): the importance of urban areas and permanent crops

Gianpasquale CHIATANTE
J. Vertebr. Biol. 2022, 71: 22041 DOI: 10.25225/jvb.22041
Published on: 4 October 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 (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