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BIO 372: Evolution

Selected List of Primary Research and Review Journals of Interest to Evolutionary Biologist *

Premier Journals

American Midland Naturalist
V.55-80 (1956-68) Bound in Science Library
V.81-82 (1969) on Microfilm in Science Library
V.83 (1970)- Bound in Science Library
V.1,no.5 (1909)-4 Years Ago Online at JSTOR
V.139 (1998)- Online at BioOne
Since its inception in 1867, The American Naturalist has maintained its position as one of the world's most renowned, peer-reviewed publications in ecology, evolution, and population and integrative biology research. While addressing topics in community and ecosystem dynamics, evolution of sex and mating systems, organismal adaptation, and genetic aspects of evolution, AN emphasizes sophisticated methodologies and innovative theoretical syntheses--all in an effort to advance the knowledge of organic evolution and other broad biological principles.

Evolution
V.1-21 (1947-67) Bound in Science Library
V.22-55 (1968-2001) on Microfilm in Science Library
V.56 (2002) - Bound for Latest 5 Years Only in Science Library
V.1 (1947) - 4 Years Ago Online at JSTOR
V.54 (2000) - Online at BioOne
Evolution publishes articles in all areas of evolutionary biology. It welcomes manuscripts presenting significant and original results that extend our understanding of evolutionary phenomena and processes.

Journal of Evolutionary Biology
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The Journal of Evolutionary Biology is a bimonthly, peer-reviewed, international journal. It covers both micro- and macro-evolution of all types of organisms. The aim of the Journal is to integrate perspectives across molecular and microbial evolution, behaviour, genetics, ecology, life histories, development, palaeontology, systematics and morphology.

Scientific Journals Covering Evolution

Integrative and Compararive Biology
V.42 (2002)- Bound in Science Library
V.42 (2002)- Online at BioOne
Integrative and Comparative Biology is one of the most cited and highly respected journals in the biology field. Formerly known as American Zoologist

Nature
V.163-216 (1949-67) Bound in Science Library
V.217-288 (1968-80) on Microfilm in Science Library
V.289 (1981)- Bound in Science Library
Current issues at Reserve Desk in Science Library
Naturepublishes significant advances in any branch of science, and provides a forum for the reporting and discussion of news and issues concerning science

Royal Society of London Philosophical Transactions
Continued by: Royal Society of London Ser. A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Ser. B: Biological Sciences
V.1-46 (1665-1750) Bound at Q/41/.L8 in Science Library

Royal Society of London Philosophical Transactions Biological Sciences
Continues: Royal Society of London Philosophical Transactions Series B Biological Sciences
V.224 (1934)-4 Years Ago Online at JSTOR
Publishes original papers at post graduate level on biological sciences.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
V.1-86 (1915-89) on Microfilm in Science Library
V.87-100 (1990-2003) Bound in Science Library
V.101 (2004)- Bound for Latest 5 Years Only in Science Library
V.1 (1915)- 3 Years Ago Online at JSTOR
PNAS is the world's most-cited multidisciplinary scientific serial. It publishes high-impact research reports, commentaries, perspectives, reviews, colloquium papers, and actions of the Academy.

Quarterly Review of Biology
V.1-23, 25-41 (1926-66) Bound in Science Library
V.42-76 (1967-2001) on Microfilm in Science Library
V.77 (2002) - Bound for Latest 5 Years Only in Science Library
V.1-76 (1926-2001) Online at JSTOR
V.77 (2002) - Online at Publisher
Since its inception in 1926, The Quarterly Review of Biology has presented insightful historical, philosophical, and technical treatments of important biological topics. The QRB also provides educators, students, and biological researchers with authoritative articles, theoretical papers, comprehensive book reviews, and timely assessments of the life sciences in a convenient and economical format.

Science
V.1-10 (1883-87) Bound in Science Library
N.S.V.11 (1900)- Bound in Science Library
V.1-3, V.1-23, N.S.V.1 (1880)- 6 Years Ago Online at JSTOR
N.S.V.275 (1997)- Online at Publisher
Founded by Thomas Edison in 1880, Science became affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 1900. Since its inception, the journal has striven to present the latest in research findings. Today, Science is world renowned for its cutting-edge peer-reviewed research reports, its in-depth analysis of key news affecting scientists, and its presentation of current opinions on science policy and other matters by leading scientists and policymakers. Science covers the broadest range of disciplines imaginable, with special strength in life science disciplines. It is one of the world's most frequently cited, highest impact journals.

Reviews

Annual Reviews are comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. They are ranked within the top ten publications for their respective disciplines.
Annual Review of Anthropology
Continues:Biennial Reviews of Anthropology
V.1-29 (1972-2000) Bound at GN/1/.A623
V.1 (1972)-Six Years Ago Online at JSTOR
V.1 (1972)- Online at Annual Reviews

Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics
Continued by: Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics
V.1-31 (1970-2000) Bound at QH/540/.A53 in Science Library
V.1 (1970)-Six Years Ago Online at JSTOR
V.1-33 (1970-2002) Online at Annual Reviews

Annual Review of Ecology Evolution and Systematics
Continues: Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics
V.34 (2003)- Online at Annual Reviews

Annual Review of Genetics
V.1-34 (1967-2000) Bound at QH/431/.A1A54 in Science Library
V.1 (1967)- Online at Annual Reviews

Trends in Ecology and Evolution
V.1 (1986)- Bound in Science Library
Every issue of Trends in Ecology & Evolution provides succinct summaries, opinion and discussion of the most exciting current research in all aspects of ecology and evolutionary biology, from molecular to global.

Trends in Genetics
V.3 (1987)- Bound in Science Library
Trends in Genetics is a forum for all aspects of current research in genetics, developmental biology and genomics.

Trends in Plant Science
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The articles published provide broad coverage of the plant sciences, from molecular biology through to ecology, including: development; growth regulation; molecular cell biology and genetics; signal transduction; photosynthesis; pathogen resistance; nutrition; water relations and gas exchange; symbiosis (especially mycorrhizae and rhizobia); stress physiology; population genetics; ecology; and molecular systematics.

Behavioral Evolution

Ethology Ecology & Evolution
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Ethology Ecology & Evolution provides publication of research and review articles on all aspects of animal behaviour. Articles should emphasize the significance of the research for understanding the function, ecology, or evolution of behaviour.

Ethology and Sociobiology
Continued by: Evolution and Human Behavior
V.6-17 (1985-96) Bound in Psychology Library
Publishes new studies on ethological and sociobiological theories using comparative data, experimental results and literature reviews.

Evolution and Human Behavior
Continues: Ethnology and Sociobiology
V.18 (1997)- Bound in Psychology Library
Latest 12 Months Only Online at Web Editions
Evolution and Human Behavior is an interdisciplinary journal, presenting research reports and theory in which evolutionary perspectives are brought to bear on the study of human behavior. It is primarily a scientific journal, but submissions from scholars in the humanities are also encouraged. Papers reporting on theoretical and empirical work on other species will be welcome if their relevance to the human animal is apparent.

Developmental Evolution

Development Genes and Evolution (was Roux's Archives of Development Biology)
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Development Genes and Evolution publishes high quality reports on all major aspects of development biology. This includes reports on experimental work at the systemic, cellular and molecular levels in the field of animal and plant systems. Topics covered include: developmental diversity and evolution; genes and pattern formation in invertebrates, vertebrates and plants; axial patterning, embryonic induction and fate maps; neural development and cell lineages; and morphogenetic movements and the cell surface.

Evolution & Development
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Evolution & Developmentserves as a voice for the rapidly growing research community at the interface of evolutionary and developmental biology. The exciting re-integration of these two fields, after almost a century's separation, holds much promise as the focus of a broader synthesis of biological thought. Evolution & Development publishes works that address the evolution/development interface from a diversity of angles. The journal welcomes papers from paleontologists, population biologists, developmental biologists, and molecular biologists, but also encourages submissions from professionals in other fields where relevant research is being carried out, from mathematics to the history and philosophy of science.

Journal of Experimental Zoology
Continued, in part, by: Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A Comparative Experimental Biology and Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B Molecular and Developmental Evolution V.1-154 (1904-63) on Microfilm in Science Library
V.155-294 (1964-2002) Bound in Science Library
V.277-294 (1997-2002) Online at Publisher
Reports the results of original research of an experimental or analytical nature in zoology, including investigations of all levels of biological organization, from the molecular to the organismal.

Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B Molecular and Developmental Evolution
Continues, in part: Journal of Experimental Zoology
V.295-300 (2003) Bound in Science Library
V.302 (2004)- Bound in Science Library
V.295 (2003)- Online at Publisher
Reports the results of original research of an experimental or analytical nature in zoology, including investigations of all levels of biological organization, from the molecular to the organismal.

Evolutionary Ecology

Evolutionary Ecology Research
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A professional scientific journal focusing on the overlap between ecology and evolution.

Human Evolution

Evolution and Human Behavior
Continues: Ethnology and Sociobiology
V.18 (1997)- Bound in Psychology Library
Latest 12 Months Only Online at
Web Editions
Evolution and Human Behavior is an interdisciplinary journal, presenting research reports and theory in which evolutionary perspectives are brought to bear on the study of human behavior. It is primarily a scientific journal, but submissions from scholars in the humanities are also encouraged. Papers reporting on theoretical and empirical work on other species will be welcome if their relevance to the human animal is apparent.

Evolutionary Anthropology
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Focuses on issues of current interest in biological anthropology, paleoanthropology, archaeology, functional morphology, social biology, and bone biology, including dentition and osteology as well as human biology, genetics, and ecology. The journal is a source of information for classroom teaching and research activities in evolutionary anthropology.

Journal of Human Evolution
V.18-37 (1989-99) Bound
The Journal of Human Evolution concentrates on publishing the highest quality papers covering all aspects of human evolution. The central focus is aimed jointly at palaeoanthropological work, covering human and primate fossils, and at comparative studies of living species, including both morphological and molecular evidence. These include descriptions of new discoveries, interpretative analyses of new and previously described material, and assessments of the phylogeny and palaeobiology of primate species.

Molecular Evolution

Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
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Biochemical Systematics and Ecology is devoted to the publication of original papers and reviews, both submitted and invited, in two subject areas:(i) the application of biochemistry to problems relating to systematic biology of organisms (biochemical systematics);(ii) the role of biochemistry in interactions between organisms or between an organism and its environment (biochemical ecology).

Genetics
V.18-35,37-45,47 (1933)- Bound in Science Library
A periodical record of investigations bearing on heredity and variation.

Heredity
V.50-57 (1983-86) Bound in Science Library
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Heredity is an official journal of the Genetics Society and covers a broad range of genetics topics. The journal particularly encourages submissions in the following areas:
*population genetics (including human)
*genomics, functional genomics and proteomics
*biometrical and statistical genetics
*ecological and evolutionary genetics
*animal and plant

Journal of Evolutionary Biochemistry and Physiology
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Journal of Evolutionary Biochemistry and Physiology (Zhurnal Evolyutsionnoi Biokhimii i Fiziologii) accepts for publication experimental and theoretical papers, reviews and information about the problems concerning evolution of the main forms of metabolism in connection with life origin, about comparative and ontogenetic physiology and biochemistry, biochemical evolution of animal world, as well as papers connected with the problem of evolution of functions, and on morphology, pharmacology, pathophysiology and ecological physiology.

Journal of Heredity
V.15-54,56 (1924)- Bound in Science Library
V.89 (1998)- Online at Publisher
Established in 1903, Journal of Heredity covers organismal genetics in greater depth than ever before. Articles discuss gene action, regulation, and transmission in both plant and animal species, including the genetic aspects of botany, cytogenetics and evolution, zoology, and molecular and developmental biology. Also included are papers on such rapidly advancing fields such as genome organization, comparative gene mapping, molecular-functional analysis of interactive gene systems, animal models of human disease, molecular genetics of resistance to infectious disease in plants and animals, genetic engineering in plants and animals, conservation genetics of endangered species, molecular evolution and speciation, now computer algorithms and genetics biodiversity.

Journal of Molecular Evolution
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Journal of Molecular Evolution covers experimental and theoretical work aimed at deciphering features of molecular evolution and the processes bearing on these features, from the initial formation of macromolecular systems onward. Topics addressed in the Journal include the evolution of informational macromolecules and their relation to more complex levels of biological organization, up to populations and taxa. This coverage accommodates well such subfields as comparative structural and functional genomics, population genetics, the molecular evolution of development, the evolution of gene regulation and gene interaction networks, and in vitro evolution of DNA and RNA.

Molecular Biology and Evolution
V.1 (1983)- Online at Publisher
Molecular Biology and Evolution (MBE) publishes research at the interface between molecular and evolutionary biology. The journal publishes investigations of molecular evolutionary patterns and processes, tests of evolutionary hypotheses that use molecular data, and studies that use molecular evolutionary information to address questions about biological function at all levels of organization. Reports of work on comparative and evolutionary genomics and the evolution of molecular structure and function are particularly welcome.

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
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Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution is dedicated to bringing Darwin's dream - to "have fairly true genealogical trees of each great kingdom of Nature" - within grasp. The journal provides a forum for molecular studies that advance our understanding of phylogeny and evolution.

Paleontology

Journal of Paleontology
V.1 (1927)- Bound in Science Library
V.74 (2000)- Online at BioOne
The Journal of Paleontology publishes original articles and notes on the systematics of fossil organisms and the implications of systematics to all aspects of paleobiology and stratigraphic paleontology.

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
V.4 (1984)- Bound in Science Library
V.20 (2000)- Online at BioOne
The Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (or JVP) was founded in 1980 at the University of Oklahoma by Dr. Jiri Zidek, with financial support from the University of Oklahoma Presidential Associates Fund; continued in 1984 by the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. It publishes original contributions on all aspects of the subject, including vertebrate origins, evolution, functional morphology, taxonomy, biostratigraphy, paleoecology, paleobiogeography, and paleoanthropology.

Micropaleontology
V.30 (1984)- Bound in Science Library
V.48 (2002)- Online at BioOne
International journal publishing peer-reviewed research on the fossilizing microbiota. Subject areas include taxonomy, morphology, evolution, biostratigraphy and environmental interpretation in all relevant protist, palynomorph and animal groups. Four general issues and two monographic issues per year.

Paleobiology
V.1 (1975)- Bound in Science Library
V.1 (1975)- 5 Years Ago Online at JSTOR
V.26 (2000)- Online at BioOne
Paleobiology, founded to provide a forum for the greater integration of paleontology and biology, began publication in 1975. Paleobiology publishes original articles that emphasize biological or paleobiological processes and patterns including: speciation, extinction, development of individuals and colonies, natural selection, evolution, and patterns of variation, abundance and distribution of organisms in space and time. Papers concerning recent organisms and systems are also included if they aid in understanding the fossil record and the history of life.

Systematics

Australian Systematic Botany
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The scope is intentionally broad, and covers all branches of systematic botany, contributing to the understanding of biodiversity through advancement of the taxonomy, biogeographic and evolutionary knowledge of all algal, fungal and other plant groups.

Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
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Biochemical Systematics and Ecology is devoted to the publication of original papers and reviews, both submitted and invited, in two subject areas:(i) the application of biochemistry to problems relating to systematic biology of organisms (biochemical systematics);(ii) the role of biochemistry in interactions between organisms or between an organism and its environment (biochemical ecology).

Insect Systematics & Evolution
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Published for the Scandinavian Society of Entomology representing the national societies of entomology in the Nordic countries. It is sponsored by the national science research councils of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and appears in one volume (four issues) per year. Each volume consists of 480 pages of high-standard research articles covering all aspects of systematic/evolutionary entomology.

International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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The International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM) publishes papers dealing with all phases of the systematics of all micro-organisms, including taxonomy, nomenclature, identification, characterization and culture preservation.

Invertebrate Systematics
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Invertebrate Systematics is an international journal publishing significant contributions and reviews on the systematics and phylogeny of invertebrate faunas worldwide. The focus is on comprehensive papers that include phylogenetic and biogeographic analyses and that take a multidisciplinary approach to the study of invertebrate systematics.

Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research
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Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
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Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution is dedicated to bringing Darwin's dream - to "have fairly true genealogical trees of each great kingdom of Nature" - within grasp. The journal provides a forum for molecular studies that advance our understanding of phylogeny and evolution.

Perspectives in Plant Ecology Evolution and Systematics
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Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics is a young international journal which provides a platform for reviews and longer research articles in the fields of ecology, evolution and systematics of plants.

Plant Systematics and Evolution
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The journal is devoted to publishing original papers and reviews on plant systematics in the broadest sense, encompassing evolutionary, phylogenetic and biogeographical studies at the populational, specific, higher taxonomic levels. Taxonomic emphasis is on green plants.

Systematic and Applied Microbiology
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The term "systematic microbiology" refers to aspects of the systematics of microorganisms including biotechnologically or ecologically important fungi, to studies on genealogical and phylogenetic relationships, and to comparative physiology and biochemistry relevant to research on microorganisms. The term "applied microbiology" covers aspects of agricultural, food, industrial, and ecological microbiology, e.g. the distribution of microorganisms in natural and man-made environment. Accordingly, original papers are published from the following fields of microbiology:
1. systematics: e.g. new descriptions and revisions of taxa.
2. morphology and physiology: comparative studies, particularly concerning classification or phylogenetic assignment of considered organisms.
3. applied microbiology: all aspects of agricultural, industrial, food, and sewage microbiology.
4. ecology: all aspects of soil, water, and air microbiology including the structure and function of microbial communities, their role in the material cycle and how they are effected by human activity.

Systematic Biology
Continues:Systematic Zoology
V.41 (1992)-4 Years Ago Online at JSTOR
Papers for the journal are original contributions to the theory, principles, and methods of systematics as well as phylogeny, evolution, morphology, biogeography, paleontology, genetics, and the classification of all living things.

Systematic Botany
V.1 (1976)-6 Years Ago Online at JSTOR
V.25 (2000)- Online at BioOne
Systematic Botany publishes original articles pertinent to modern and traditional aspects of systematic botany, including theory as well as application.

Systematic Entomology
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Systematic Entomology encourages the submission of taxonomic papers that contain information of interest to a wider audience, e.g. papers bearing on the theoretical, genetic, agricultural, medical and biodiversity issues. Emphasis is also placed on the selection of comprehensive, revisionary or integrated systematics studies of broader biological or zoogeographical relevance.

Systematic Parasitology
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Systematic Parasitology publishes papers on the systematics, taxonomy and nomenclature of the following groups: Nematoda (including plant-parasitic), Monogenea, Digenea, Cestoda, Acanthocephala, Aspidogastrea, Cestodaria, Arthropoda (parasitic copepods, hymenopterans, mites, ticks, etc.), Protozoa (parasitic groups), and parasitic genera in other groups, such as Mollusca, Turbelleria, etc.

Systematic Zoology
Continued by: Systematic Biology
V.1-40 (1952-91) Online at JSTOR

Other

American Biology Teacher
V.19 (1957)- Bound in Science Library
V.63 (2001)- Online at
BioOne
This nationally recognized journal, published nine times a year, brings you specific how-to-do-it suggestions for the laboratory, field activities, interdisciplinary programs, review articles on recent advances in life science, and articles about the future of life in a technological society.

BMC Evolutionary Biology
V.1- (2001)- Online at BioMedCentral
BMC Evolutionary Biology publishes original research articles in all aspects of molecular and non-molecular evolution of all organisms, as well as phylogenetics and palaeontology.


* Journal descriptions derived from publisher web sites. Content selected by Professor Juliette Winterer.

Last updated:9/6/04 ag, contact Dale Riordan for assistance, 291-3843