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Volume 225,
Issue 17
September 2022

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 Sönke Johnsen

Sönke Johnsen talks about his experiences of collecting transparent animals while blue water diving and in a submersible, as well as outrunning Hurricane Katrina.

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

When food is scarce, life is really stressful for the youngest red kite chicks, which are picked on most by their elder siblings. Benedetta Catitti and colleagues show that food shortages can drive changes in nestling’s stress levels through an alteration of their social environment.

Reviews and Commentaries

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

Hearing without a tympanic ear by Grace Capshaw, Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard & Catherine E. Carr

Understanding how variable thermal environments affect the molecular mechanisms underlying temperature-sensitive phenotypes: lessons from sex determination by Ryan T. Paitz, Anthony T. Breitenbach, Rosario A. Marroquín-Flores & Rachel M. Bowden


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