Acta Biotheoretica promotes theoretical biology, encompassing mathematical biology and the philosophy of biology, and paying special attention to the methodology of formation of biological theory.

The journal welcomes papers on all kinds of biological theories. The range of coverage includes philosophy of biology, biomathematics, computational biology, genetics, ecology and morphology. Articles can present the process of theory formation in verbal or mathematical form. The journal sometimes presents purely methodological papers devoted to the historical origins of the philosophy underlying biological theories and concepts.

Acta Biotheoretica also publishes critical book reviews, short commentaries on previous papers and short notes directing attention to interesting new theoretical ideas.

  • Promotes theoretical biology, encompassing mathematical biology and the philosophy of biology
  • Topics include philosophy of biology, biomathematics, computational biology, genetics, ecology and morphology
  • Also publishes book reviews, commentaries on previous papers and notes on interesting new theoretical ideas
Editor-in-chief
  • F.J.A. Jacobs
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Choice – What is this?
Impact
Impact factor: 0.585 (2018)
Five year impact factor: 0.942 (2018)
Speed
Submission to first decision: 44 days
Acceptance to publication: 11 days
Usage
Downloads: 25,567 (2018)

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About this journal

Electronic ISSN
1572-8358
Print ISSN
0001-5342
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. BIOSIS
  2. Biological Abstracts
  3. CAB Abstracts
  4. Current Contents/ Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
  5. EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
  6. EBSCO Discovery Service
  7. EMBiology
  8. Elsevier Biobase
  9. Gale
  10. Gale Academic OneFile
  11. Gale InfoTrac
  12. Geobase
  13. Google Scholar
  14. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  15. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  16. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  17. Medline
  18. Naver
  19. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  20. ProQuest Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
  21. ProQuest Biological Science Database
  22. ProQuest Calcium and Calcified Tissue Abstracts
  23. ProQuest Central
  24. ProQuest Chemoreception Abstracts
  25. ProQuest Ecology Abstracts
  26. ProQuest Environmental Science
  27. ProQuest Health & Medical Collection
  28. ProQuest Health Research Premium Collection
  29. ProQuest Immunology Abstracts
  30. ProQuest Medical Database
  31. ProQuest Natural Science Collection
  32. ProQuest Neurosciences Abstracts
  33. ProQuest Nucleic Acids Abstracts
  34. ProQuest Pharma Collection
  35. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  36. ProQuest Virology and AIDS Abstracts
  37. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  38. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  39. SCImago
  40. SCOPUS
  41. Science Citation Index
  42. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  43. Zoological Record
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