• A forum for broad syntheses, in-depth treatment and controversial ideas in evolutionary biology
  • Brings critical reviews, original research and commentaries to greater understanding of the origins and diversity of life
  • Adapts the acclaimed format of the book serial to today's publication environment
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Evolutionary Biology is dedicated to the view that evolutionary theory is a unifying framework for the biosciences. The journal is a forum in which critical reviews, original research, commentaries, and controversial views are brought together to contribute to greater understanding of the origins and diversity of life.

This vision reflects the original intent of the serial publication Evolutionary Biology, first published in 1967 as a forum in which some of the most important papers in Evolutionary Biology appeared. The topics varied greatly and many of the papers were synthetic in nature. Although some existing journals deal with various facets of evolutionary biology, Evolutionary Biology fills the need for a journal which remains true to the vision and intent laid out by Dobzhansky et al. but that is adapted to today's publication environment. Evolutionary Biology provides a focal point for broad syntheses, in-depth treatment and controversial ideas.

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