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Journal of Experimental Biology is the leading primary research journal in comparative physiology and publishes papers on the form and function of living organisms at all levels of biological organisation, from the molecular and subcellular to the integrated whole animal.

Our authors and readers reflect a broad interdisciplinary group of scientists who study molecular, cellular and organismal physiology in an evolutionary and environmental context.

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SPECIAL ISSUE – Building New Paradigms in Comparative Physiology and Biomechanics

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Special issue - Building New Paradigms

In a series of Reviews, Commentaries and Research articles, this special issue aims to generate new questions or illuminate paradigm shifts in experimental biology through the collation, data mining and analysis of existing literature and emerging datasets – covering a range of topics including biomechanics, muscle physiology, ecophysiology, endocrinology, neurobiology and cardiovascular physiology.

Free online access to all articles.

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Open Access publishing options

We recognise the benefits of Open Access publishing and, as one of the very first Transformative Journals, we offer several publishing options to all of our authors, whatever their funder or financial status.

Read more about the OA options we offer our authors.


In the field: an interview with Marie Dacke 

Marie Dacke talks about her experiences of working in South Africa with dung beetles, establishing a new field site in Sardinia and the key experiments that confirmed that dung beetles can navigate by star light

Find out more about the series in our Editorial and see below for more interviews.

Early-career researchers

Read our interviews with early-career researchers and find out more about how JEB supports junior scientists

Featured articles

Editors' choice

Erin Leonard, Fiona Weaver and Colin Nurse show that killifish neuroepithelial gill cells can sense the lactate burn

Reviews and Commentaries

Impact of intraspecific variation in teleost fishes: aggression, dominance status and stress physiology by Svante Winberg & Lynne Sneddon

Finding the right thermal limit: a framework to reconcile ecological, physiological and methodological aspects of CTmax in ectotherms by Michael Ørsted, Lisa Bjerregaard Jørgensen & Johannes Overgaard

Variations in cost of transport and their ecological consequences: a review by Miki Jahn & Frank Seebacher


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