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The Journal of Evolutionary Biology is a bimonthly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering the field of evolutionary biology. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology. The founding editor-in-chief was Stephen C. Stearns.[1] He was succeeded by Pierre-Henri Gouyon (1992–1995), Rolf Hoekstra (1996–1999), Peter van Tienderen (2000–2003), Juha Merilä (2004–2007), Allen Moore (2007–2010), and Michael G. Ritchie (2011-2017).[2] The current editor is Wolf U. Blanckenhorn (University of Zurich).

Journal of Evolutionary Biology  
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DisciplineEvolutionary biology
Edited byWolf U. Blackenhorn
Publication details
Delayed, after 2 years
2.792 (2016)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Evol. Biol.
ISSN1010-061X (print)
1420-9101 (web)
OCLC no.474043725

Initially published by Birkhäuser, the journal switched to Blackwell Science in 1998. According to Stearns, this "happened because Birkhäuser, which had been acquired by Springer-Verlag, withheld information on its costs and profits. Revenue was not being shared as we thought we had agreed, and we had poor market penetration in North American and the UK. The change to Blackwell Science brought with it many more library subscriptions and a dramatic increase in revenue to the Society."[2]


  1. ^ "Welcome". Stearns Lab. Yale University. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
  2. ^ a b Stearns, S. C. (2008), "How the European Society for Evolutionary Biology and the Journal of Evolutionary Biology were founded" (PDF), Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 21 (6): 1449–1451, doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2008.01626.x, PMID 19018942, archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-21

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