Evolution (journal)

Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evolution, is a monthly scientific journal that publishes significant new results of empirical or theoretical investigations concerning facts, processes, mechanics, or concepts of evolutionary phenomena and events. Evolution is published by the Society for the Study of Evolution. Its editor-in-chief is Mohamed A. F. Noor.[1]

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DisciplineEvolutionary Biology
Edited byMohamed A. F. Noor
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Publication history
Standard abbreviations
ISSN0014-3820 (print)
1558-5646 (web)

Former editors-in-chief

The journal was founded soon after the Second World War. Its first editor was the evolutionary geneticist Ernst Mayr.[2]


  1. ^ "Evolution". Evolution. doi:10.1111/(ISSN)1558-5646.
  2. ^ Smocovitis, Vassiliki Betty (1996). Unifying Biology: The Evolutionary Synthesis and Evolutionary Biology. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. p. 157. ISBN 978-0-691-03343-3. LCCN 96005605. OCLC 34411399.
  3. ^ a b "Richard Lenski Updates". Society for the Study of Evolution. Retrieved 31 March 2017.

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