Journal of Evolutionary Biology

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Edited By: Michael G. Ritchie

Impact Factor: 3.483

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 16/46 (Evolutionary Biology); 33/141 (Ecology); 55/165 (Genetics & Heredity)

Online ISSN: 1420-9101

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Highlights and Key Features

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
As a new benefit of membership, ESEB members are offered a discounted fee for publishing their manuscripts in JEB using the pay-to-publish option, OnlineOpen. Click here to find out more | Click here to become a member

All JEB content is freely available once it is 2 years old.
JEB has always made all content freely available 2 years after publication. Click here to access all content available in JEB.

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.

Access in the developing world
JEB is available (free or at very low cost) in over 4,500 libraries in developing world countries through the Research4Life initiatives, via the following programmes: HINARI (Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative), OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment) and AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture). Click here to find out more.

Editor's Choice Article

Read the latest Editor's Choice article from Issue 2 of Journal of Evolutionary Biology:

The genetical theory of multilevel selection
A. Gardner

Graduate Student Prize and Society Information

JEB Graduate Prize

The European Society for Evolutionary Biology was founded in 1987. The objectives of the Society are to 'Support the study of organic evolution and the integration of those scientific fields that are concerned with evolution: molecular and microbial evolution, behaviour, genetics, ecology, life histories, development, paleontology, systematics and morphology'. The Society endeavours to accomplish these objectives through the publication of the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, through meetings, and the John Maynard Smith Prize. Papers published in 2015 are being considered for the Award.

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