Scope: Proceedings B is the Royal Society’s flagship biological research journal, accepting original articles and reviews of outstanding scientific importance and broad general interest. The main criteria for acceptance are that a study is novel, and has general significance to biologists. Articles published cover the breadth of the biological sciences; many but not all articles have direct relevance to organisms and the environments in which they live. The scope of articles that we publish includes, but is not limited to: behaviour, development, physiology, ecology, evolution, genetics, genomics, global change, conservation, morphology, biomechanics, neuroscience, cognition and paleobiology. Authors are encouraged to submit articles not only in these fields, but in all branches of biology.
Additional free text: Proceedings B is making the review process as transparent as possible by publishing peer review reports for all submissions. This is done so by making the reviewer reports, decision letters and associated author responses accessible alongside published articles. The journal strictly maintains referee anonymity, and although we do encourage reviewers to sign their reports, this will be voluntary. Authors do have recourse to opt out of open peer review only if sufficient reason is provided to the handling editors. Referee reports will be made public under an open access licence (CC-BY).
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