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

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  • Stuart A. Newman
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Electronic ISSN
1555-5550
Print ISSN
1555-5542
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  1. BIOSIS
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  10. ProQuest Central
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  13. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  14. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  15. Zoological Record
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