Primates is an international journal of primatology whose aim is to provide a forum for the elucidation of all aspects of primates. The oldest primatological journal, Primates publishes original papers that advance the scientific study of primates, and its scope embraces work in diverse fields covering biological bases of behavior, socio-ecology, learning and cognition, social processes, systematics, evolution, and medicine. Contributions relevant to conservation of natural populations and welfare of captive primates are welcome. Studies focusing on nonprimate species may be considered if their relevance to primatology is clear. Original Articles as well as Review Articles, News and Perspectives, and Book Reviews are included. All manuscripts received are initially screened for suitability by members of the Editorial Board, taking into account style and ethical issues, leading to a swift decision about whether to send the manuscript for external review.

The Editor-in-Chief is Masayuki Nakamichi, Osaka University.

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Primates is an international journal of primatology whose aim is to provide a forum for the elucidation of all aspects of primates.

Cover figure is updated! The new cover of Primates features ring-tailed lemurs, bearded capuchin monkeys, and stump-tailed macaques. This wonderful picture and the capture is available at 'Cover Image and Caption' tab below in this page.

  • Provides a forum for the investigation and elucidation of all aspects of primates
  • Embraces work in all fields of biological investigation such as behavior, socio-ecology, learning and cognition, social processes, systematics, evolution, and medicine
  • Is the world’s oldest primatology journal, founded by Kinji Imanishi
  • Is the official journal of the Japan Monkey Centre published in cooperation with the Primate Society of Japan

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Masayuki Nakamichi
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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2.163 (2020)
Impact factor
2.004 (2020)
Five year impact factor
39 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
269,107 (2021)
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Electronic ISSN
1610-7365
Print ISSN
0032-8332
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