Journal of Theoretical Biology
|Journal of Theoretical Biology|
|Abbreviated title (ISO 4)||J. Theor. Biol.|
|Edited by||D. Kirschner, Yoh Iwasa, Lewis Wolpert|
The Journal of Theoretical Biology is a biweekly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering theoretical biology, dealing with theoretical issues, as well as mathematical and computational aspects of biology. Some research areas covered by the papers published in the journal are population genetics, morphogenesis, evolutionary biology, and immunology. It is published by Elsevier. Its first editor-in-chief was J.F. Danielli. The current editors are D. Kirschner (University of Michigan Medical School), Yoh Iwasa (Kyushu University), and Lewis Wolpert (University College London).
The most-cited paper in the journal is W.D. Hamilton's 1964 paper on kin selection entitled The Genetical Evolution of Social Behavior. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 2.351.
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