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Editor-in-Chief: Tetsuro Matsuzawa

ISSN: 0032-8332 (print version)
ISSN: 1610-7365 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10329


Japan Monkey Centre 

Japan Monkey Centre
Japan Monkey Centre (JMC) was founded in 1956 for primate research, conservation and education. The World Primate Zoo (WPZ), a zoological garden specializing in primates, exhibits about 650 individuals of more than 70 species of living primates, which is the world’s largest collection. JMC/WPZ provides a unique experience, as both education and recreation, for students, kids, families and all types of people.

Primate Society of Japan 

Primate Society of Japan
In 1985, the Primate Society of Japan was founded in the context of these developments in primatology. The Society aims to provide researchers of primates, in a wide array of academic fields such as anthropology, ecology, morphology, psychology, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, medicine, and laboratory animal science, with opportunities for obtaining a better knowledge of the present situation of primates as a research subject as well as scholarly work in other scientific fields, and for exchanging documents, information, and opinions.

Primates Most-Cited Paper Award 

2014 Award-winning article 

Goro Hanya, Nelly Ménard, Mohamed Qarro, Mohamed Ibn Tattou, Mieko Fuse, Dominique Vallet, Aya Yamada, Moe Go, Hino Takafumi, Riyou Tsujino, Naoki Agetsuma, and Kazuo Wada
Dietary adaptations of temperate primates: comparisons of Japanese and Barbary macaques
Primates 52(2):187-198

2013 Award-winning article 

Andrew J. J. MacIntosh, Alexander D. Hernandez, and Michael A. Huffman
Host age, sex, and reproductive seasonality affect nematode parasitism in wild Japanese macaques
Primates 51(4):353-364

2012 Award-winning article 

Claudia Kasper and Bernhard Voelkl
A social network analysis of primate groups
Primates 50(4):343-356

2011 Award-winning article 

Colin A. Chapman and Jessica M. Rothman
Within-species differences in primate social structure: evolution of plasticity and phylogenetic constraints
Primates 50(1):12-22



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