This international scientific journal publishes theoretical and empirical studies which explore and examine all aspects of adaptive human behavior. A sampling of the topics covered includes cooperation, affiliation and bonding, competition and aggression, sex and relationships, parenting and decision-making, and many more. The editors place an emphasis on studies that also address the biological mechanisms that control behavior, including neural, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular and genetic processes and others. The coverage encompasses a broad range of disciplines.

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2020:   0.783

68 out of 147 on the Experimental and Cognitive Psychology list

91 out of 177 on the Physiology (Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology) list

45 out of 77 on the Behavioral Neuroscience (Neuroscience) list

SJR is a measure of the journal’s relative impact in its field, based on its number of citations and number of articles per publication year.

Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2020:   0.845

The SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. The impact of a single citation is given higher value in subject areas where citations are less likely, and vice versa

CiteScore 2020: 4.0

h-index: 17



  • Covers adaptive human behaviors of every variety, and the biological mechanisms that underlie them
  • Presents both theoretical and empirical studies
  • International in coverage, interdisciplinary in scope

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  • Dario Maestripieri
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110,127 (2020)

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