Journal of Evolutionary Biology

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Edited By: Wolf Blanckenhorn

Impact Factor: 2.792

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 23/48 (Evolutionary Biology); 52/153 (Ecology); 76/166 (Genetics & Heredity)

Online ISSN: 1420-9101

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Journal of Evolutionary Biologyis now an online only journal!

Moving to Online Only in 2015

Journal of Evolutionary Biology Open Access

Publishing Research with Wiley: Understanding RCUK's Open Access Policies

Discounted Open Access publication rate for ESEB Members
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All JEB content is freely available once it is 2 years old.
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All review content is made freely available immediately on publication.
The editorial team behind JEB know that authors invest significant time and effort in writing reviews and target reviews. It is also clear that readers find review material particularly valuable. JEB therefore makes all reviews and target reviews freely available to all immediately on publication. Find out more on our Review Articles page.

Authors of all JEB papers have the option to pay to make their content freely available immediately on publication.
JEB recognizes that authors want flexible options in choosing where to publish. JEB Open Access gives authors the opportunity to ensure that their article is immediately made freely available for all to access online. This pay-to-publish option acknowledges calls for open access options and reflects JEB's commitment to viable high quality publishing on behalf of ESEB. Authors interested in this route to publication can find more information here and the appropriate forms to submit on acceptance of a manuscript.

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Editor's Choice Article

Read the latest Editor's Choice article from Journal of Evolutionary Biology:

Epigenetics in natural animal populations
J. Hu and R. D. H. Barrett

Graduate Student Prize 2016 - Winner announced!


The Journal of Evolutionary Biology & the European Society for Evolutionary Biology are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2016 Stearns Prize for a paper published in JEB by a graduate student is Amaranta Fontcuberta, for her paper Extreme genetic diversity in asexual grass thrips populations.

Amaranta has studied Biology in Barcelona, Madagascar and Finland. She is currently based in Lausanne, Switzerland where she is pursuing a PhD in Michel Chapuisat's lab. Her research focuses on ecological and behavioural factors affecting the organisation of ant societies. Besides her PhD, Amaranta is also active in grassroots movements that consider the relationship between environmental issues and social justice. The paper arose from her Master’s thesis under the supervision of Tanja Schwander at the University of Lausanne.

The standard of papers entered to the competition was very high, and runners up were Matt Wilkins and Karl Grieshop . The competition is named in honour of Stephen Stearns, who did so much to establish both the journal (including serving as first Editor) & ESEB.

I am very grateful to Nathan Bailey & Astrid Groot for helping to assess the entries.

Mike Ritchie, Editor in Chief, JEB