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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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CALL FOR PAPERS – Special Issue: Building New Paradigms in Comparative Physiology and Biomechanics

SPECIAL ISSUE – Predicting the Future: Species Survival in a Changing World

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Special issues

Predicting the Future: Species Survival in a Changing World

Guest editors: Craig E. Franklin and Hans H. Hoppeler

In a series of Reviews by experts working across different taxa and environmental drivers, this special issue explores the significant role of experimental biology in assessing and predicting the susceptibility or resilience of species to future, human-induced environmental change. It highlights the need for data sharing and better integration across scientific disciplines if we are to address the impacts humans are having on our physical and natural world.

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In the field: an interview with Robyn Hetem

Robyn Hetem reflects on working with species ranging from aardvark to zebra, and the impact COVID-19 has had on fieldwork.

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

Scaling and development of elastic mechanisms: the tiny strikes of larval mantis shrimp by Jacob S. Harrison, Megan L. Porter, Matthew J. McHenry, H. Eve Robinson, S. N. Patek

Reviews and Commentaries

The under-appreciated fats of life: the two types of polyunsaturated fats by A. J. Hulbert

Adult neurogenesis in the central nervous system of teleost fish: from stem cells to function and evolution by Günther K. H. Zupanc

Sickness behaviors across vertebrate taxa: proximate and ultimate mechanisms by Patricia C. Lopes, Susannah S. French, Douglas C. Woodhams, Sandra A. Binning

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