- Journal of Experimental Biology
title = The Journal of Experimental Biology
discipline = Comparative Physiology and Integrative Biology
language = English
website = http://jeb.biologists.org
Company of Biologists
country = UK
abbreviation = "J. Exp. Biol", JEB
frequency = 24 per year
history = "The British Journal of Experimental Biology" (1923–1925)
ISSN = 0022-0949
"The Journal of Experimental Biology" is a peer-reviewed
academic journalin the field of comparative physiologyand integrative biology. The journal is published by The Company of Biologists from editorial offices in Cambridge, UK.
Edinburghin 1923, the journal was originally entitled "The British Journal of Experimental Biology" ("Br. J. Exp. Biol.": ISSN|0366-0788). Published by Oliver and Boyd, the journal was edited by F. A. E. Crewand an Editorial Board of nine members including Julian Huxley[ [http://jeb.biologists.org/cgi/issue_pdf/edboard_pdf/1/1 Editorial Board for Volume 1, Issue 1 - Journal of Experimental Biology ] ] . Unfortunately the journal soon ran into financial trouble and was rescued by G. P. Bidderin 1925, who founded The Company of Biologists [ [http://www.raunvis.hi.is/~steindor/enska.html Steindór J. Erlingsson ] ] [ [http://jeb.biologists.org/cgi/content/full/207/1/1 Happy Anniversary JEB! - Phillips 207 (1): 1 - Journal of Experimental Biology ] ] . Following the appointment of Sir James Gray as the journal's first Editor-in-Chief in 1925, the journal was renamed "The Journal of Experimental Biology" in 1929 (ISSN|0022-0949).
Since the journal's establishment in 1923, there have been seven Editors-in-Chief: Sir James Gray (1926–1955),
J. A. Ramsay(1952–1974), Sir Vincent Wigglesworth (1955–1974), John Treherne(1974–1989), Charlie Ellington(1989–1994) and Bob Boutilier(1994–2003). In 2004, Hans Hoppelerbecame the journal's current Editor-in-Chief.
The journal has published ground-breaking work in the areas of
biomechanics[ [http://jeb.biologists.org/contents-by-date.0.shtml JEB - Archive of Issues by Date ] ] , skin transplantation [ [http://jeb.biologists.org/cgi/content/abstract/28/3/385 The Technique of Free Skin Grafting in Mammals - BILLINGHAM and MEDAWAR 28 (3): 385 - Journal of Experimental Biology ] ] and neurophysiology [ [http://jeb.biologists.org/cgi/content/abstract/26/2/201 The Efferent Regulation of the Muscle Spindle in the Frog - KATZ 26 (2): 201 - Journal of Experimental Biology ] ] and has published work by Nobel Prizewinners P. B. Medawarand August Krogh.
The modern journal
The journal currently publishes papers on a wide range of subjects ranging from
biomechanicsand metabolic physiologyto neurophysiologyand neuroethology. As well as publishing peer-reviewed research, the journal features additional material such as "Inside JEB" [ [http://jeb.biologists.org/current.shtml JEB - Table of Contents (June 15 2008, 211 [12) ] ] providing information about some of each issue's content, "Outside JEB" [ [http://jeb.biologists.org/content/vol211/issue7/#OUTSIDE_JEB JEB - Table of Contents (April 1 2008, 211 [7) ] ] discussing literature published in other journals, "JEB Classics" [ [http://jeb.biologists.org/content/vol211/issue6/#JEB_CLASSICS JEB - Table of Contents (March 15 2008, 211 [6) ] ] revisiting key papers published in the journal's past, and "Commentaries" [ [http://jeb.biologists.org/content/vol210/issue21/#COMMENTARY JEB - Table of Contents (November 1 2007, 210 [21) ] ] which review topics of current interest.
Issues from 1923 are available online via the journal website and
* [http://jeb.biologists.org/ "The Journal of Experimental Biology" website]
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