Journal of Evolutionary Biology

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Edited By: Michael G. Ritchie

Impact Factor: 2.747

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 23/46 (Evolutionary Biology); 49/150 (Ecology); 72/166 (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:

Rapid differentiation and asynchronous coevolution of male and female genitalia in stink bugs
B. C. Genevcius, D. S. Caetano and C. F. Schwertner

Graduate Student Prize 2015 - Winner announced!


The Journal of Evolutionary Biology & the European Society for Evolutionary Biology are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2015 Stearns Prize for a paper published in JEB by a graduate student is James Lichtenstein, for his paper Similar patterns of frequency-dependent selection on animal personalities emerge in three species of social spiders. This paper arose from his PhD studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

James Lichtenstein was raised by clowns in Portland Oregon, but moved from the world of circus to the world of biology in high school. Currently, he is continuing to work towards his PhD in the lab of Jonathan Pruitt, formerly of the University of Pittsburgh. There, he researches the evolutionary and ecological consequences of animal personality.

The standard of papers entered to the competition was very high, and runners up were Arthur Porto, Evan Hersh and Damien Farine. 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 Karin Pfennig, Kelly Dyer, Sara Magalhaes and Astrid Groot for helping to assess the entries.

Mike Ritchie, Editor in Chief, JEB