About International Journal of Biogeography


The International Journal of Biogeography (IJBG) is an international, peer-reviewed scientific open access journal that focuses on the biogeography of animals and plants. The journal publishes reviews, regular research papers, and communications in quarterly issues. We aim to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. Therefore, there is no restriction on paper length.

Full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. In addition, there are two unique features:

  • Software, methods, and models for calculations and experimental procedures are welcome. If these are unable to be published in a normal manner, they may be deposited as supplementary material.
  • Comments on any related papers published in this journal and other journals can be published as short letters.

The International Journal of Biogeography and Diversity are sister journals. Although these journals overlap in scope, they have distinct and unique foci. Together, these two journals provide a holistic perspective on the subject of plants’ and animals’ biogeography and diversity. The editors may request authors to transfer their manuscript to the sister journal if they judge the paper to be better suited for it.


  • Spatial distribution patterns
  • Phylogeny and Phylogeography
  • Speciation drivers
  • Gene flow, species dispersal, and migration pathways
  • Paleobiogeography and paleoecology
  • Glacial refugia and post-glacial recolonization
  • Macroecology

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

IJBG is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate) to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

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Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in IJBG will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License. MDPI will insert following note at the end of the published text:

© 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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