Call for papers: Cavefish Special Issue

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Throughout history, cavefish have been of passionate interest to many people. Today, scientists have found cavefish useful and fascinating subjects for scientific study. Cavefish are an emerging model system for solving many different biological topics and for human disease research.

We are pleased to announce that Zoological Research is requesting submissions for a special issue on cavefish, which is planned for the second half of 2022. The special issue will be guest edited by Prof. William R. Jeffery, Prof. Li Ma, and Prof. Yahui Zhao, and will include original research or review articles on all cavefish species and research topics.

Published bimonthly, Zoological Research is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open-access journal publishing original articles, review articles, research reports, letters to the editor, editorials and commentaries focusing on Animal Diversity and Evolution, Conservation and Utilization of Animal Resources, and Primates and Animal Models.

The Cavefish Special Issue is seeking original research, review, or commentary manuscripts concerning the scientific study of cavefish. Potential topics include, but not limited to, the following:

. Evolution

. Developmental biology

. Evolutional developmental biology

. Systems biology

. Neurobiology

. Morphogenesis and organogenesis

. Epigenetics

. Environmental integration

. Genome editing technologies

The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2022. For submitting your manuscript, please use our online submission system or And indicate in your covering letter that you would like to the article to be considered for the Cavefish Special Issue. The journal’s Guide for Authors on how to prepare a paper is available at If you would like to enquire about the suitability of a study for consideration or about the special issue, please contact

For further information about the journal, please visit our website:


Guest editors:

Prof. William R. Jeffery —

Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20 742, USA


Prof. Li Ma —

Principal Investigator, Cave Fish Development and Evolution Research Group, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science, Kunming, Yunnan 650201, China


Prof. Yahui Zhao —

Key Laboratory of the Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China

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