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Human Biology (journal)

Human Biology is a peer reviewed scientific journal, currently published by Wayne State University Press. The journal was established in 1929 by Raymond Pearl and is the official publication of the American Association of Anthropological Genetics.[1] The focus of the journal is human genetics, covering topics from human population genetics, evolutionary and genetic demography and quantitative genetics. It also covers ancient DNA studies, evolutionary biological anthropology, and research exploring biological diversity expressed in terms of adaptation. The journal also publishes interdisciplinary research linking biological and cultural diversity from evidence such sources as archaeology, ethnography and cultural anthropology studies, and more. As of July 1, 2016, the journal is on Volume 87, Issue 3.[1] The journal's current editors are Brian M. Kemp (Washington State University) and Ripan S. Malhi (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign).[2]

Human Biology  
DisciplineBiological anthropology Human Evolution Anthropology Human Genetics
Edited byBrian M. Kemp and Ripan S. Malhi
Publication details
0.857 (2014)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Hum. Biol.
ISSN0018-7143 (print)
1534-6617 (web)
OCLC no.1752384

Publication DetailsEdit

Impact Factor and Other Measurements of ImportanceEdit

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 0.857.[1] For the year of 2014, the Eigenfactor, the rating of total importance of an academic journal, was 0.1.[1] The journal has an Article Influence score of 0.5 for the year 2014.[1] Article Influence is a ranking based on the Eigenfactor score, and is considered comparable to the Impact Factor score.

Online Publishing DetailsEdit

Beginning with the February 2001 issue, Human Biology is available online through Project MUSE. Since 2006 Human Biology is also available through BioOne.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Human Biology". BioOne. BioOne. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Editorial Board | Human Biology: International Journal of Population Genetics and Anthropology | WSU Press | Wayne State University". Retrieved 2016-07-12.

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