Biological Theory is devoted to theoretical advances in the fields of evolution and cognition with an emphasis on the conceptual integration afforded by evolutionary and developmental approaches. Follow us on Twitter @BiolTheory https://twitter.com/BiolTheory

The journal appeals to a wide audience of scientists, social scientists, and scholars from the humanities, particularly philosophers and historians of biology.

Articles are single anonymous reviewed by independent international reviewers. The Editor-in-Chief makes all final decisions for all submitted papers based on these reviews.

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  • Stuart A. Newman
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68 days
Submission to first decision
178 days
Submission to acceptance
49,783 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1555-5550
Print ISSN
1555-5542
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