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.

Latest Articles

Genetic diversity and origins of invasive black rats (Rattus rattus) in Benin, West Africa

Jonas ETOUGBÉTCHÉ, Gualbert HOUÉMÈNOU, Henri-Joël DOSSOU, Sylvestre BADOU, Philippe GAUTHIER, Issaka YOUSSAO ABDOU KARIM, Violaine NICOLAS and Gauthier DOBIGNY
J. Vertebr. Biol. 2020, 69(2): 20014 DOI:10.25225/jvb.20014
Published on: 3 June 2020

Small mammal inventory in the Lama forest reserve (south Benin), with new cytogenetical data

Violaine NICOLAS, Michèle GERBAULT-SEUREAU, Arnaud DELAPRE and Bertrand BED’HOM
J. Vertebr. Biol. 2020, 69(2): 20009 DOI:10.25225/jvb.20009
Published on: 3 June 2020

Integrative taxonomy of Guinean Lemniscomys species (Rodentia, Mammalia)

Christiane DENYS, Aude LALIS, Vladimir ANISKIN, Michèle GERBAULT-SEUREAU, Arnaud DELAPRE, Emmanuel GILISSEN, Stefan MERKER and Violaine NICOLAS
J. Vertebr. Biol. 2020, 69(2): 20008 DOI:10.25225/jvb.20008
Published on: 3 June 2020

Editors' profiles


Carl Smith

Vladimír Bejček

ISSN 2694-7684

Abbreviation: J. Vertebr. Biol.

Benefits to authors

  • Open Access
  • No publication charges
  • Rapid reviewing
  • 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