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  • Information for reviewers | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
    the shortest length required to contain all useful and relevant information and no longer Ethics any ethical concerns should be included in the referee s report For example concerns regarding animal experimentation human studies or conservation issues Data sharing it is a condition of publication that authors make available the data and research materials supporting the results in the article either in a repository as supplementary material or as a statement that it can be requested from the author For more information on what is expected of authors please see our data and material sharing policy Electronic supplementary material Supplementary material should also be reviewed in addition to the main text and attention should be paid to ensure that Where possible references only appear in the main article and not in the supplementary material All relevant database accession numbers are included Referee policies Anonymity It is the policy of the Society that the names of referees are kept confidential unless otherwise requested by referees in their report Confidentiality When agreeing to referee an article or proposal all referees undertake to keep the manuscript confidential and not to redistribute it without permission from the Society If the advice of colleagues is sought referees must inform the Editorial Office and ensure that confidentiality is maintained Conflicts of interest Where referees have a conflict of interest eg competing commercial interest or a personal association that could bias judgement this should be declared upon invitation to referee Speed of refereeing The Society endeavours to keep time from submission to publication as short as possible Therefore we ask referees to report back within 14 days of receiving the manuscript In certain instances an extension to this time may be granted by the Editorial Office but should be agreed in advance If referees are unable to report it is requested that the Editorial Office is informed as soon as possible so that the assessment process is not delayed Where referees find they are unable to review the assigned manuscript the Editor welcomes suggestions of alternative referees competent to review it These suggestions should be passed to the Editorial Office Resubmissions For some rejected manuscripts the authors will be invited to submit a revised version In these cases one or more of the original referees will be sent the revised manuscript and asked to review it and comment on authors replies to their criticisms of the original version This allows the referees to monitor changes made to the manuscript from the previous version Adjudication In cases of a substantial disparity between referee reports an adjudicator may be sought Adjudicators are sent the referee reports and the full paper and asked to advise the Editor Editorial Board members are often invited to be Adjudicators The Editor in Chief of the journal will make final decisions on papers when the Guest Editor is unable to do so Appeals Authors have the right to appeal a rejection decision if they regard it as unfair In this circumstance referees may be

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  • Information for readers | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
    table of contents delivered to your mailbox Browse published and forthcoming content using the drop down Content menu above Access Free access Articles in this journal become free 1 year after publication They enter the subscription paywall again between 11 and 70 years after which they enter our free digital archive Free trial Click here to register for trial access Purchasing information Our journals are available to buy as an institutional subscription package Individual issues of Philosophical Transactions B are available to purchase individually in print making them perfect as teaching resources We offer discounts for bulk orders of the print version of this journal issue for educational use 20 per copy for 10 or more Authors of the issue can buy one copy at a discounted rate of 10 and further copies at 35 Please contact our sales team for more information If you are interested in an electronic version of one of our articles or a whole issue please visit our e article and e issue purchase information page Interact Read our blog start a discussion in our Facebook group or keep up to date with our news on Twitter Check out our articles in the news Sign up for Royal Society podcasts featuring our articles or watch our Youtube channel February 2016 Volume 371 Issue 1688 Alert me to new content Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences Influential themed journal issues across the life sciences Find out more Celebrating 350 years of Philosophical Transactions Anniversary issue with free commentaries archive material videos and blogs Browse by subject behaviour biochemistry bioengineering bioinformatics biomaterials biomechanics biophysics biotechnology cellular biology cognition computational biology developmental biology ecology environmental science evolution genetics genomics health and disease and epidemiology immunology microbiology molecular biology neuroscience palaeontology physiology plant science structural biology

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  • About Us | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
    Information for Authors Guest editors Reviewers Readers Institutions The media About us About the journal Editorial board Policies Citation metrics Open access Sign up Subscribe eTOC alerts Keyword alerts RSS feeds Newsletters Propose an issue About Us Mon 2014 06 02 06 33 hwadmin Email Open biology PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS B About this journal Contact information Purchasing information Propose an issue Open access membership Recommend to your library FAQ Help Royal

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  • About Philosophical Transactions B | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
    Pickett and his vision for the journal in this interview See the list of board members on our Editorial Board page Citation Metrics A list of the main citation metrics including the current Impact Factor can be found here The Royal Society is a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment DORA This declaration challenges the role played by the Impact Factor as the main means for evaluating science and promotes the assessment of research on its own merits rather than on the basis of the journal in which the research is published Contributing to Philosophical Transactions B The journal only publishes invited papers as part of theme issues Guest editing an issue gives you an opportunity to put together a collection of cutting edge and thought provoking papers that will be useful to other researchers in the field For information about submitting a proposal for a potential theme issue please see our Guidelines page Advantages of Publishing in Philosophical Transactions B The world s first science journal previous authors include icons such as Charles Darwin Alexander Fleming James Watson and Francis Crick and Dorothy Hodgkin The journal is a unique model that offers the combined advantages of book and journal publishing Each issue has its own ISBN number and dedicated media and marketing plan whilst all articles still retain the ability to be individually cited The Guest Editor has the flexibility to shape the issue s subject coverage Each issue can include a range of types of paper and provides a forum for discussion and collaboration across traditional discipline boundaries Reaches a wide and relevant international readership aided by media promotion marketing and our policy of perpetual access and extensive free access to articles Papers published in 2011 have received an average of 11 7 citations and 2 250 full text downloads to 1st February 2014 Each issue receives constructive peer reviewing high production standards and dedicated media promotion and marketing All content is made freely available one year after publication or immediately through the Royal Society s competitively priced author pays open access scheme Contribute to an organization that recognises promotes and supports excellence in science History of the Journal The Royal Society was founded in 1660 to promote the new experimental philosophy of that time embodying the principles of Sir Francis Bacon Henry Oldenburg was appointed as the first secretary to the Society and he was also the first editor of the Society s journal Philosophical Transactions The first issue of Philosophical Transactions appeared in March 1665 and featured Oldenburg s correspondence with leading European scientists In its formative years Isaac Newton had seventeen papers published in the journal including his first paper New Theory about Light and Colours which effectively served to launch his scientific career in 1672 In the same year his new reflecting telescope was described and the original drawing was also published in the journal Philosophical Transactions has also published the work of Charles Darwin Michael Faraday William Herschel and many

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  • Editorial Board | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
    Butler University of Birmingham Professor Roger Butlin University of Sheffield Dr Isabelle Côté Simon Fraser University Professor Richard Cowling Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Professor Sandra Diaz Córdoba National University Professor Luc Alain Giraldeau Université du Québec à Montréal Professor Patrick Keeling University of British Columbia Professor Peter Keightley University of Edinburgh Professor Hanna Kokko University of Zurich Professor Elena Kramer Harvard University Professor Christine Orengo University College London Dr Nathalie Pettorelli Zoological Society of London Professor Stephen Simpson University of Sydney Professor Gabriele Sorci University of Bourgogne Professor Marcel Visser Netherlands Institute of Ecology Professor Andrew Watkinson University of East Anglia Professor Ziheng Yang University College London Cellular and Developmental Biology Health and Disease Dr Stephen Cohen Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology Singapore Dr Marie Anne Félix École Normale Supérieure Dr Patricia Pestana Garcez Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Professor Jeremy Green King s College London Professor Brigid Hogan Duke University Professor Jack Kaplan University of Illinois Chicago Professor Narry Kim Seoul National University Dr Pierre Leopold Institute of Biology Valrose CNRS Professor Ottoline Leyser University of Cambridge Dr Karen Lipkow Babraham Institute Professor Verena Niggli Bern University Professor Peter Rigby Wellcome Trust and ICR Dr Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan National Centre for Biological Sciences India Dr Jean Paul Vincent Crick Institute Professor Jean Laurent Casanova The Rockefeller University Professor Chetan Chitnis Institut Pasteur Professor Rodrigo Correa Oliveira FIOCRUZ Brazil Professor Sunetra Gupta University of Oxford Dr Julius Hafalla London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Professor Jonathan Hodgkin University of Oxford Professor Edward Holmes University of Sydney Professor Gagandeep Kang Christian Medical College India Prof Dennis Lo University of Hong Kong Dr Katrina Lythgoe Imperial College Dr C Jessica Metcalf Princeton University Professor Cliona O Farrelly Trinity College Dublin Professor Dame Linda Partridge UCL and Max Planck Institute Dr

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  • Citation metrics | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
    Impact factor a measure of how often an average article in a journal has been cited The impact factor of a journal is calculated by dividing the number of current year citations to source items published in that journal during the previous two years 5 Year Journal Impact Factor as above but uses citations to articles from the most recent five full years Immediacy index the average number of times that an article is cited in the same year it is published Cited half life the number of years going back from the current year that account for half the total citations received by the cited journal in the current year Eigenfactor an estimate of the percentage of time that library users spend with that journal The Eigenfactor algorithm corresponds to a simple model of research in which readers follow chains of citations as they move from journal to journal It ignores self citations For further information see http www eigenfactor org Article influence a measure of the impact of a journal as a whole on the rest of the literature It is the fractional contribution of a journal to the total Eigenfactor divided by the fractional contribution of journal to the total articles published Citation distribution the distribution of citations to articles over the previous two years that contributes to the current year s impact factor Scopus metrics The SCImago Journal Rank is very much like the Eigenfactor except that it is based on the larger Scopus dataset It expresses the average number of weighted citations received in the selected year by the documents published in the selected journal in the three previous years i e weighted citations received in year x to documents published in the journal in years x 1 x 2 and x 3 Source Normalized

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    issue Primary tabs Log in active tab Regain Access Request new password User account Log in using your username and password Username Enter your Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences username Password Enter the password that accompanies your username Forgot your user name or password Log in through your institution You may be able to gain access using your login credentials for your institution Contact your library

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  • Alerts | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
    B Biological Sciences Influential themed journal issues across the life sciences Find out more Celebrating 350 years of Philosophical Transactions Anniversary issue with free commentaries archive material videos and blogs Browse by subject behaviour biochemistry bioengineering bioinformatics biomaterials biomechanics biophysics biotechnology cellular biology cognition computational biology developmental biology ecology environmental science evolution genetics genomics health and disease and epidemiology immunology microbiology molecular biology neuroscience palaeontology physiology plant science structural biology

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