Call for Papers

Special Issue on Evolutionary Games and Applications

Guest Editors:
• Christian Hilbe, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology,
• Maria Kleshnina, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse,
• Kateřina Staňková, Delft University of Technology,

The seminal paper "The logic of animal conflict" by John Maynard Smith and George Price in 1973 ignited creation of a new field of evolutionary game theory. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this article, Dynamic Games and Applications is happy to publish a special issue devoted to the most prominent applications of evolutionary game theory. 

Evolutionary game theory proved to be useful when studying the evolution of populations. Perhaps, given the very nature of game-theoretical core, the most successful application is the evolution of behavioural traits, both in human and non-human. This special issue is aimed at bringing together various approaches to modelling the evolution of behaviour, broadly interpreted, and welcomes submissions from researchers working on applications of evolutionary game theory. These applications include the evolution of cooperative behaviour in different settings, from humans to microbes, the evolution of cancer and infectious diseases such as COVID-19, evolution of punishment and other mechanisms of pro-social behaviour enforcement, evolution of social learning, evolution of behaviour in structured populations as well as the interplay of evolution and environments in the eco-evolutionary dynamics.

In 2022 Dynamic Games and Applications will publish a special issue on the subject, focused in particular on the following topics:

Submission Deadline extended: January 15, 2023                         

Expected Publication Date: December 2023

Early submission is encouraged, and papers will appear online following acceptance in advance of the production of the full special issue.
Papers requiring several major revision rounds will be redirect to regular issues.

Click to:
- download the Call for Papers
- see the submission guidelines 
- submit your manuscript 
- some information about SNAPP – the New Manuscript Submission system