The 2019 Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB 2019) will be held on the 19-24th July 2019 at the Logomo Congress Venue in Turku, Finland (home of Moomin World). ESEB is an academic society that brings together researchers, academics and students working in evolutionary biology from Europe and the rest of the world. This biennial meeting is one of the largest scientific meetings in the field with leading scientists from different areas coming together to celebrate the best of evolutionary biology.

 

Find us at ESEB 2019

Royal Society Publishing regularly attends scientific meetings to exhibit our journals, meet our authors, editors, reviewers and readers and answer questions about our content, publishing policies or the Royal Society. We will have an exhibitor booth at ESEB 2019 and the Proceedings B Publishing Editor will be there, so please stop by during the conference as we would love to meet you. We can tell you more about the benefits of publishing in Proceedings B (fast decision times, open access and open peer review options) or in our sister journals Biology Letters, Philosophical Transactions B, Interface and Royal Society Open Science. You will also be able to find out about our author services, get more information on how to become a reviewer or editor for one of our journals and pick up our merchandise. There is even a competition to win one of our historical and exciting Royal Society Prints.

 

Royal Society Publishing will also be hosting a ‘Meet the Editor’ session on Friday, 23 August 2019 at lunchtime (1-1.50pm). The session will take place in Move 1 at the conference venue and will feature seven editors from Proceedings B, Biology Letters and Philosophical Transactions B, including ESEB President Professor Nina Wedell. This event offers an excellent opportunity to gain valuable insight into peer review and the publishing process. We encourage you to come along and meet some of our highly experienced editors, pick up tips on how to get your work published and ask any publishing questions that you may have.

 

Over the years, Proceedings B has published a large number of research and review articles in the evolutionary biology field. With a broad scope, we’re able to cover a variety of topics. We know it can be a challenge for researchers to know what journal editors might be looking for and the topic areas that will attract our interest. Some of our recently published articles include a paper on shipworms, which are not worms but a type of clam. They were previously known as obligate wood-borers and important decomposers of wood in oceans. In a recent Open Access article, the authors showed that a newly-discovered freshwater species of shipworm from Philippines could eat rocks and create sand.  In July, Proceedings B published Revisiting metazoan phylogeny with genomic sampling of all phyla an exciting paper on deep metazoan phylogeny that was well received by the community. Another research article showed, surprisingly, that there was no evidence that warmer temperatures are associated with selection for smaller body sizes. In Intraspecific sequence and gene expression variation contribute little to venom diversity in sidewinder rattlesnakes (Crotalus cerastes) the authors of the study described venom diversity evolution in sidewinder rattlesnakes. Finally, a research article published in June showed that skinks living in coastal habitats disperse to new islands ~14x faster than non-coastal skinks, and made it all the way from New Guinea to Africa, Hawaii and Polynesia. We hope this list provides some insight into how diverse our interests in this area are.

 

If you’re looking for a journal that’s the right fit for your research or want to find out more about the Royal Society then do come along and talk to us.

 

Image credits:

1 – Mama and papa moomin, Glennis Tracey

2 – Turku – Visit Turku

 

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