Professor Per Lundberg is the Proceedings B Reviews Editor. Proceedings B welcomes unsolicited review proposals but all reviews must first be agreed by the Reviews Editor for submission. All published reviews are free to access.
Proposal structure and submission
- Length approximately equivalent to 1 side of A4
- Should include a structural outline with sub-headings to briefly explain description of content.
- Must succinctly identify the core issue(s)/controversy in less than 300 words and make a case for its relevance to a wide scientific audience in less than 200 words.
We particularly encourage reviews that generate innovative and testable ideas, and constructive discussions and/or critiques of fields. The conceptual point of the review should be contextualised by a review of the field, but ultimately the manuscript should focus on the novel, and preferably testable, insight. Potential authors should bear in mind that Proceedings B serves a broad biological audience: making your review accessible, and relevant, to such an audience is strongly encouraged.
Proposals should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, addressed to the Reviews Editor, Professor Per Lundberg.
Acceptance of a proposal will result in the editor and author(s) agreeing a submission deadline and the agreed review should be submitted when ready to ScholarOne Manuscripts, selecting 'Review' as the article type. All reviews are subject to independent peer review, with no guarantee of acceptance.
Review article structure
Review articles should be between 6-10 printed pages. As a rough guide, 850 words = 1 page or 2-4 figures = 1 page. Please note that the title page, abstract, references and figure legends are all included in the word count.
There are no page charges levied for Review articles accepted in Proceedings B and there are no colour charges for the use of necessary colour. For further information on journal style and formatting please refer to our guide on preparing your article.
In 2012, Proceedings B decided to add an extra dimension to the journal's review portfolio by publishing a special review written by leading authors in the field, known as the "Darwin Review". The aim of the “Darwin Review” is to showcase ideas and/or a field in biological science that is of very high interest to the whole diverse readership of Proceedings B, often being of particular relevance to strategic growth areas, importance to policy makers and/or having a bearing on the public that fund our science.
The following Darwin Reviews have been published in Proceedings B to date and are FREE to access:
Evolutionary medicine: its scope, interest and potential
by Stephen C.Stearns
Running with the Red Queen: the role of biotic conflicts in evolution
by Michael A. Brockhurst, Tracey Chapman, Kayla C. King, Judith E. Mank, Steve Paterson and Gregory D. D. Hurst
The extended evolutionary synthesis: its structure, assumptions and predictions
by Kevin N. Laland, Tobias Uller, Marcus W. Feldman, Kim Sterelny, Gerd B. Müller, Armin Moczek, Eva Jablonka, John Odling-Smee
Why Darwin would have loved evolutionary game theory
by Joel S. Brown
Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Reviews
Proceedings B has established an association with the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE), who publish annual Invited reviews in the journal, written by former presidents and biannual award winners.
The following CSEE Invited Reviews have been published in Proceedings B to date and are FREE to access:
Experimental genomics of fitness in yeast
by Graham Bell (Published in 2010; former president of the CSEE)
Of lemmings and snowshoe hares: the ecology of northern Canada
by Charles J. Krebs (Published in 2010; CSEE biannual award winner)
Adaptation and habitat selection in the eco-evolutionary process
by Douglas W. Morris (Published in 2011; former president of the CSEE)
The dilemma of controlling cultural eutrophication of lakes
by David W. Schindler (Published in 2012; CSEE biannual award winner)
The evolution of plant reproductive systems: how often are transitions irreversible?
by Spencer C.H.Barrett (Published in 2013; former president of the CSEE)
Statistical methods for temporal and space–time analysis of community composition data
by Pierre Legendre (Published in 2014; CSEE biannual award winner)
Thresholds for impaired species recovery
by Jeffrey A.Hutchings (Published in 2015; former president of the CSEE)
by Graham Bell (Published in 2016; CSEE biannual award winner)