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Cladistics - ScienceDirect Link
The comparatively new methods of cladistics provide exciting and effective tools for systematists that often challenge existing ideas and theories regarding evolution and taxonomy. The Willi Hennig Society was formed in 1980 to explore and promote this new field and their journal, Cladistics, has done much to bring the subject to a wider audience. Its scope is wide, covering theory, method, the philosophical aspects of systematics, and the role of systematic and evolutionary studies in the investigation of biogeographical and other general biological phenomena. The journal includes original papers, forum discussions, meeting reports, and book reviews.

Evolutionary Bioinformatics
Evolutionary Bioinformatics is an international, peer-reviewed journal focusing on evolutionary bioinformatics. There is growing awareness that to understand organismal form and function, through the use of molecular, genetic, genomic, and proteomic data, due consideration must be given to an organism's evolutionary context - history constrains the path an organism is obliged to take, and leaves an indelible mark on its component parts. Evolutionary Bioinformatics publishes papers on all aspects of computational evolutionary biology, and evolutionary bioinformatics.

IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
The IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics is a quarterly journal that publishes archival research results related to the algorithmic, mathematical, statistical, and computational methods that are central in bioinformatics and computational biology; the development and testing of effective computer programs in bioinformatics; the development and optimization of biological databases; and important biological results that are obtained from the use of these methods, programs, and databases.

Journal of Classification - SpringerLink
The aim of the Journal of Classification is to publish original and valuable papers in the field of classification, numerical taxonomy, multidimensional scaling and other ordination techniques, clustering, tree structures and other network models (with somewhat less emphasis on principal components analysis, factor analysis, and discriminant analysis), as well as associated models and algorithms for fitting them.

Journal of Molecular Evolution
The Journal 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.

Journal of Theoretical Biology - ScienceDirect Link
The Journal of Theoretical Biology is the leading forum for theoretical papers that give insight into biological processes. It covers a very wide range of topics and is of interest to biologists in many areas of research. Many of the papers make use of mathematics, and an effort is made to make the papers intelligible to biologists as a whole. Experimental material bearing on theory is acceptable. Comment on theoretical issues or on papers published in the journal is welcomed in the form of Letters to the Editors.

Molecular Biology and Evolution (MBE)
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 - ScienceDirect Link
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution publishes high-quality papers that result from or encourage the collaboration of molecular biologists and computer scientists with the community of systematic and evolutionary biologists. In addition, the journal presents new findings on or insights into evolutionary processes and mechanisms as expressed at the molecular level, as well as papers that deal with the methodology of reconstructing evolutionary history from molecular data (such as papers that describe new or more powerful computer algorithms for constructing phylogenetic trees from homologous nucleotide sequences or from homologous amino acid sequences).

Phyloinformatics was a peer reviewed, free and open access journal dedicated to publishing high quality papers on the use of informatics in taxonomy. The journal is now offline, but the Society of Systematic Biologists are kindly hosting all 8 papers that were published.

Systematic Biology
The quarterly journal for the Society of Systematic Biologists. Papers are to be original contributions of theory, principles, and methods of systematics as well as evolution, morphology, biogeography, paleontology, genetics, and classification.

Trends in Ecology and Evolution (TREE) - ScienceDirect link
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 Ecology & Evolution contains concise, lively and up-to-date reviews as well as a section for news and comment on the latest research developments and meetings, perspectives on wider issues, a correspondence section, and book, software and CD-ROM reviews.