The Evolution Journal aims to publish original research articles, reviews, and other scientific contributions related to the evolutionary biology and its subfields. The journal welcomes submissions from researchers, scholars, and scientists from different backgrounds, and particularly encourages submissions that explore new and innovative approaches to studying evolution. The journal focuses on the various aspects of evolution, including genetics, genomics, ecology, behavior, morphology, and more. The Evolution Journal also welcomes submissions that highlight the practical applications of evolutionary biology, including those related to medicine, agriculture, and conservation.

The Evolution Journal adheres to strict ethical standards and guidelines, including those set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The journal follows a rigorous peer-review process to ensure that all articles published are of the highest quality and meet the journal's standards for originality, significance, and scientific rigor.

The Evolution Journal also recognizes the importance of data sharing and encourages authors to make their data available to other researchers. The journal supports open data practices and requires that authors provide a detailed description of their data sources, including information on how to access and use the data.

In addition, The Evolution Journal is committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity in science. The journal welcomes submissions from researchers from underrepresented groups and is committed to ensuring that all articles published are free from bias and discrimination. The journal also recognizes the importance of scientific outreach and aims to promote scientific literacy by providing accessible and engaging summaries of research articles for a general audience.

The Evolution Journal is an open access journal, which means that all articles are freely available to anyone with an internet connection. The journal does not charge authors any fees for publication, ensuring that all research articles are widely accessible to the scientific community. The journal also follows a Creative Commons license, allowing others to share and adapt the work as long as they give proper attribution to the original authors.


The Evolution Journal adheres to the highest standards of ethical conduct and follows the guidelines set forth by major international organizations, including the International Council for Science (ICSU), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The journal is committed to ensuring the integrity of all research articles published and expects all authors, reviewers, and editors to comply with ethical standards.

The Evolution Journal also follows the guidelines set forth by major funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The journal requires that authors disclose all sources of funding and potential conflicts of interest, ensuring that the research published is free from any external influence.

As an open access journal, The Evolution Journal follows the guidelines set forth by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). The journal is committed to providing open access to all of its articles and follows a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the quality and accuracy of all published research.

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The scopes of The Evolution Journal are:

  • Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Macroevolution and Macroecology
  • Paleontology and Fossil Record
  • Phylogenetics and Phylogeography
  • Adaptation and Natural Selection
  • Speciation and Hybridization
  • Biogeography and Biodiversity
  • Conservation Biology and Evolutionary Medicine
  • Evolution and Society

The Evolution Journal welcomes submissions from researchers at all career stages, including graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. The journal also provides opportunities for early career researchers to participate in the peer-review process and gain valuable experience in scientific publishing.

Keywords: Original Research Articles, Reviews, Commentaries, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Ecology, Paleontology, Phylogenetics, Applied Evolutionary Biology, Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Medicine, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Cutting-edge Techniques, Communication, Plain-language Summaries, Early Career Researchers, Peer-review Process.

Keywords/ Subtopics:

  1. Adaptation
  2. Allopatric speciation
  3. Alternative splicing
  4. Amniotes
  5. Animal behavior
  6. Antagonistic coevolution
  7. Antibiotic resistance
  8. Apomixis
  9. ArchaeaArtificial selection
  10. Association mapping
  11. Avian evolution
  12. Bacterial evolution
  13. Biodiversity
  14. Biogeography
  15. Biological invasion
  16. Biomimicry
  17. Breeding systems
  18. Cenozoic era
  19. Chromosome evolution
  20. Cladistics
  21. Coevolution
  22. Comparative genomics
  23. Conservation genetics
  24. Convergent evolution
  25. Developmental genetics
  26. Direct fitness
  27. DNA barcoding
  28. Ecological genomics
  29. Ecological speciation
  30. Ecology
  31. Ecosystem engineering
  32. Endosymbiosis
  33. Epigenetics
  34. Eusociality
  • Evolutionary algorithms
  1. Evolutionary computation
  • Evolutionary conservation
  • Evolutionary medicine
  • Evolutionary neuroscience
  1. Evolutionary psychology
  2. Evolutionary rates
  3. Evolutionary rescue
  4. Evolutionary stable strategy
  5. Exaptation
  6. Extinction
  7. Fossil record
  8. Founder effect
  9. Functional genomics
  10. Gamete recognition
  11. Gene duplication
  12. Gene flow
  13. Gene regulation
  • Gene trees
  1. Genetic drift
  2. Genetic linkage
  • Genetic recombination
  1. Genetic variation
  2. Genome evolution
  3. Genomics
  4. Genotypic fitness
  5. Geometric morphometrics
  6. Haldane's rule
  7. Heterochrony
  8. Historical biogeography
  • Homoplasy
  1. Hybridization
  • Inbreeding
  • Inclusive fitness
  • Indirect fitness
  1. Insect evolution
  2. Invasive species
  3. Isolation by distance
  • Landscape genetics
  1. Life history evolution
  2. Macroevolution
  • Mating systems
  1. Microbial evolution
  2. Molecular clock
  3. Molecular evolution
  4. Molecular phylogenetics
  5. Morphological evolution
  6. Mutational robustness
  • Natural selection
  1. Niche construction
  2. Non-coding DNA
  • Paleontology
  1. Parallel evolution
  2. Parasitism
  3. Phenotypic plasticity
  4. Phylogenetic comparative methods
  5. Phylogenetic signal
  6. Phylogenomics
  • Phylogeography
  1. Phylogenetics
  2. Plant evolution
  • Polygenic traits
  1. Polyploidy
  2. Population genetics
  3. Positive selection
  4. Protein evolution
  5. Punctuated equilibrium
  6. Quantitative genetics
  7. Rapid evolution
  8. Recombination rate
  9. Red Queen hypothesis
  10. Regulatory evolution
  11. Reproductive isolation
  12. Retrotransposons
  13. Selfish genetic elements
  14. Sexual conflict
  15. Sexual selection
  16. Social evolution
  17. Speciation
  18. Sperm competition
  19. Structural genomics
  20. Sympatric speciation
  21. Systematics
  22. Taxonomy
  23. Temporal isolation
  24. Transposable elements
  25. Tree-thinking
  26. Trichromatic vision
  27. Twin studies
  28. Ultraviolet vision
  29. Vicariance
  30. Viral evolution
  31. Virus-host co
  32. Volvocine evolution
  33. Whole-genome duplication
  34. X-chromosome inactivation
  35. Y-chromosome evolution
  36. Zoology
  37. Zygote formation
  38. Age of the Earth
  39. Allele frequency
  40. Anthropogenic impact
  41. Antimicrobial resistance
  42. Archaeal genomics
  43. Artificial intelligence
  44. Behavioral ecology
  45. Biological diversity
  46. Biomarkers
  47. Biomineralization
  48. Biotechnology
  49. Botany
  50. Cancer evolution
  51. Cis- and trans- regulation
  52. Climate change
  53. Coalescent theory
  54. Comparative anatomy
  55. Complex traits
  56. Cultural evolution
  57. Deep learning
  58. Demographic history
  59. Developmental biology
  60. Digital morphology
  61. Disease ecology
  62. Divergence
  63. DNA sequencing
  64. Dopamine pathways
  65. Ecological genomics
  66. Ecosystem services
  67. Epistasis
  68. Ethology
  69. Evolutionary game theory
  70. Evolutionary genetics
  71. Evolutionary modeling
  72. Experimental evolution
  73. Extinction risk
  74. Fitness landscapes
  75. Gene expression
  76. Gene interaction networks
  77. Gene networks
  78. Gene ontology
  79. Gene splicing
  80. Gene transfer
  81. Genetic assimilation
  82. Genetic code
  83. Genetic diseases
  84. Genetic engineering
  85. Genetic markers
  86. Genetic recombination
  87. Genetic testing
  88. Genome annotation
  89. Genome mapping
  90. Genome organization
  91. Genome-wide association study
  92. Genomics of adaptation
  93. Genotype-environment interactions
  94. Global change
  95. Growth and development
  96. Haplotype variation
  97. Horizontal gene transfer
  98. Human evolution
  99. Hybridization zones
  100. Immunogenetics
  101. Insect genomics
  102. Interspecific competition
  103. Intraspecific variation
  104. Inversion polymorphism
  105. Landscape ecology
  106. Life history variation
  107. Macroecology
  108. Mass extinctions
  109. Mechanisms of adaptation
  110. Metagenomics
  111. Microbial ecology
  112. Microevolution
  113. Molecular biology
  114. Molecular ecology
  115. Morphological variation
  116. Multilocus genetics
  117. Multilocus phylogenetics
  118. Nanotechnology
  119. Natural history
  120. Natural selection
  121. Neoteny
  122. Nucleotide diversity
  123. Omics technologies
  124. Organismal biology
  125. Paleoecology
  126. Parasite-host interactions
  127. Phylogeographic analysis
  128. Phylogeographic modeling
  129. Phylogeographic patterns
  130. Phylogeography of humans
  131. Population biology
  132. Population structure
  133. Population viability
  134. Post-transcriptional regulation
  135. Prebiotic evolution
  136. Protein function prediction
  137. Protein interaction networks
  138. Proteomics
  139. Quantitative traits
  140. Rana ecology
  141. Recombination hotspots
  142. Reproductive biology
  143. RNA editing
  144. RNA expression
  145. RNA interference
  146. RNA splicing
  147. Sexual selection theory
  148. Social behavior
  149. Somatic evolution
  150. Species interactions
  151. Synonymous and non-synonymous substitution
  152. Theory of evolution
  153. Transcriptomics

In conclusion, "The Evolution Journal" is a highly specialized open access journal that focuses on all aspects of evolution, from genetics and genomics to ecology and behavior. Our mission is to provide a platform for researchers to publish their latest discoveries and to facilitate collaboration and communication among the scientific community. Our vision is to become the leading journal in the field of evolution, providing cutting-edge research to the scientific community and the public at large. The AIMS and SCOPES of the journal are broad and inclusive, covering a vast array of topics related to evolution, ensuring that the journal serves as a valuable resource for scientists across various disciplines. With a team of experienced and dedicated editorial staff, "The Evolution Journal" is committed to upholding the highest standards of scientific publishing while providing a supportive and collaborative environment for researchers to advance our understanding of evolution.