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.
We welcome submissions to our upcoming special issue, led by Guest Editors William Joyce and Holly Shiels. This special issue will consider the biology of the heart at all levels of organisation, across animal groups and scientific fields. Find out more in our Call for Papers. Deadline for submissions: 24 January 2024.
A Century of Comparative Biomechanics: Emerging and Historical Perspectives on an Interdisciplinary Field
In celebration of JEB’s 100th anniversary, this Special Issue focuses on broad biological questions addressed through the lens of comparative biomechanics. Read the Editorial by Guest Editors S. N. 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.
When sharks experience waters that are too hot for them to handle, they become agitated. Bouyoucos & colleagues discovered that the tissues of dogfish also start showing signs of stress at this temperature, giving researchers a new behavioural tool to use when studying how animals will respond to climate change.
Reviews, Commentaries and Perspectives
CENTENARY ARTICLE: Recent advances in insect thermoregulation by Chloé Lahondère
100 years of discovery
2023 marks the 100th anniversary of JEB.
See our Centenary webpage and the links below for information on how we are marking this historic milestone.
- New funding initiatives to support junior faculty staff
- 100 Years of Discovery subject collection
- Perspective: Class of 1923: looking back on the authors from JEB's first issue
- 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
- JEB@100 Conversation interviews with journal editors