The Journal of the History of Biology is devoted to the history of the biological sciences, with additional interest and concern in philosophical and social issues confronting biology. While all historical epochs are touched upon, the journal pays particular attention to developments during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The journal serves both the working biologist who needs a full understanding to the historical and philosophical bases of the field and the historian of biology interested in following developments in the biological sciences.

  • Examines the history of the biological sciences
  • Devotes interest and concern to philosophical and social issues confronting biology
  • Pays particular attention to developments of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

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  • Karen A. Rader,
  • Marsha Richmond
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1.326 (2020)
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1.055 (2020)
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70 days
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479 days
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51,982 (2020)

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