Journal of Experimental Biology is the leading journal in comparative animal physiology and biomechanics. We cover a broad range of integrative, comparative, ecological and evolutionary physiology and biomechanics research in animals at all levels of biological organisation, from the molecular to the integrated whole animal.
Our authors and readers reflect a broad interdisciplinary group of scientists who study comparative biomechanics and molecular, cellular and organismal physiology in an evolutionary and environmental context.
In celebration of JEB’s 100th anniversary in 2023, this Special Issue focuses on broad biological questions addressed through the lens of comparative biomechanics. Crosscutting through time, the series of Reviews, Commentaries and Research Articles addresses questions from the vantage points of the history of the field, today's research and the future of comparative biomechanics. Read the Editorial by Guest Editors Sheila Patek, Monica Daley and Sanjay Sane.
FREE online access to all articles.
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.
The Forest of Biologists
As part of a new biodiversity initiative from The Company of Biologists, JEB now plants a native tree in a UK forest for each published Research and Review article. We are also funding the restoration and preservation of ancient woodland and dedicating these trees to our peer reviewers. All of these trees are represented together in a virtual forest. Read the Editorial to find out more about the launch of this initiative.
JEB@100: an interview with Monitoring Editor Monica Daley
Monica Daley tells us why she thinks that understanding integration across systems and organizational scales is one of the big questions facing the field and why it is important to recognize failure as an opportunity.
Find out more about the series on our Interviews page and see below for more interviews:
In the field
JEB authors often go to the ends of the earth to answer the questions that intrigue them - read about their experiences in the field.
Who doesn't love 'Nemo'? Now Kina Hayashi, Noah J. M. Locke & Vincent Laudet have discovered that, in addition to his courage and tenacity, the little anemonefish can count too!
CENTENARY ARTICLE: The complex interactions between nutrition, immunity and infection in insects by Fleur Ponton, Yin Xun Tan, Casey C. Forster, Alexander J. Austin, Sinead English, Sheena C. Cotter & Kenneth Wilson
CENTENARY ARTICLE: Allometry: revealing evolution's engineering principles by Stan L. Lindstedt & Hans Hoppeler
The processing of proprioceptive signals in distributed networks: insights from insect motor control by Corinna Gebehart & Ansgar Büschges
100 years of discovery
2023 marked the 100th anniversary of JEB.
See our Centenary webpage and the links below for information on how we marked this historic milestone.
- New funding initiatives to support junior faculty staff
- 100 Years of Discovery subject collection
- Commentary: Journey through the history of Journal of Experimental Biology: a timeline
- Commentary: Through the looking glass: attempting to predict future opportunities and challenges in experimental biology
- Centenary Articles: Commentaries, Reviews and Perspectives documenting the past, present and future of experimental biology
- Special issue: A Century of Comparative Biomechanics: Emerging and Historical Perspectives on an Interdisciplinary Field
- ECR Spotlight interviews