Template:Infobox Journal The Journal of Experimental Biology is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of comparative physiology and integrative biology. The journal is published by The Company of Biologists from editorial offices in Cambridge, UK.
Established in Edinburgh in 1923, the journal was originally entitled The British Journal of Experimental Biology (Br. J. Exp. Biol.: Template:ISSN). Published by Oliver and Boyd, the journal was edited by F. A. E. Crew and an Editorial Board of nine members including Julian Huxley. Unfortunately the journal soon ran into financial trouble and was rescued by G. P. Bidder in 1925, who founded The Company of Biologists. 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 (Template:ISSN).
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 Hoppeler became the journal's current Editor-in-Chief.
The journal has published ground-breaking work in the areas of biomechanics, skin transplantation and neurophysiology and has published work by Nobel Prize winners P. B. Medawar and August Krogh.
The modern journalEdit
The journal currently publishes papers on a wide range of subjects ranging from biomechanics and metabolic physiology to neurophysiology and neuroethology. As well as publishing peer-reviewed research, the journal features additional material such as "Inside JEB" providing information about some of each issue's content, "Outside JEB" discussing literature published in other journals, "JEB Classics" revisiting key papers published in the journal's past, and "Commentaries" which review topics of current interest.
Issues from 1923 are available online via the journal website and HighWire Press as PDFs, with a text version available from 2000. Content older than 6 months is available for free and all articles are available to readers in developing countries via the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative.
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