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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 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
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
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
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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
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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.
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)
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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.