University of Pennsylvania
J. Craig Venter Institute
Alexandre V. Latchininsky
University of Wyoming
International Journal of Evolution (IEVJ) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that aims to publish the most complete and reliable source of information on the study of Evolution covering all the aspects of Evolutionary Biology in the mode of original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. and making them accessible online freely without any restrictions or any other subscriptions to researchers worldwide.
International Journal of Evolution primarily focuses on the topics:
Articles submitted by authors are evaluated by a group of peer review experts in the field and ensures that the published articles are of high quality, reflect solid scholarship in their fields, and that the information they contain is accurate and reliable. Authors may submit manuscripts and track their progress through the system, hopefully to publication. Reviewers can download manuscripts and submit their opinions to the editor. Editors can manage the whole submission/review/revise/publish process.
Evolution is the cornerstone of modern biology. It unites all the fields of biology under one theoretical umbrella. It is not a difficult concept, but very few people -- the majority of biologists included -- have a satisfactory grasp of it. One common mistake is believing that species can be arranged on an evolutionary ladder from bacteria through "lower" animals, to "higher" animals and, finally, up to man. Mistakes permeate popular science expositions of evolutionary biology Evolutionary biology is subfield of biology investigating the evolution of organism especially in fields of genetics, ecology, molecular and microbial evolution , systematics and morphology. The modern field of evolutionary biology can be traced back to Charles Darwin. There were ideas about biological change and interactions between organisms prior to Darwin that influenced his thinking. An understanding Darwin’s observations, motivations, hypotheses, tests, and conclusions rests on understanding his times and the thinking of day.
Related Journals of Evolutionary Biology:
Evolution, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Journal of Human Evolution, Journal of Human Evolution, Journal of Evolution, Equations Evolutionary & Developmental Biology, Journal of Molecular Evolution, International Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Journal of Evolution and Health, BMC Evolutionary Biology
Chemical evolution resulted in the evolution of life on earth about 3.8 billion years ago. The primitive cells that resulted from this process gradually gave rise to primitive forms of organisms such as bacteria, algae, fungi and protozoan. Organic evolution is a slow and gradual process involved in evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms. The process is the result of innumerable modifications which the living organisms have developed and passed on to their offspring. Hence, organic evolution is described as descent with modifications.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Systematic Biology, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Ecology Letters, Genome Biology, Annual Review of Entomology, PLoS Genetics, Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, Ecological Monographs, Journal of Mammalian Evolution, Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere
Molecular evolution is the process of change in the sequence composition genetic material in populations of organisms. The genetic material consists of DNA, RNA, and proteins across generations. The revolution in DNA technology has been a major advance because of the very nature of DNA allows it to be used as an evolutionary history document, comparisons in the DNA sequences of various genes between different organisms can tell us about the relationships of organisms that cannot be correctly inferred from morphology. One definite problem is that the DNA itself is a scattered and fragmentary document of history and we have to beware of the effects of changes in the genome that can bias our picture of organism evolution.
Related Journals of Molecular Evolution:
Journal of Molecular Evolution, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, International Journal of Molecular Evolution and Biodiversity, Avian Molecular Evolution and Systematics, Molecular Evolution: Producing the Biochemical Data, Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, Journal of Molecular Evolution, Global Journal of Molecular Evolution and Genomic, Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
Evolutionary genetics is the study of how evolutionary changes occur due to genetic variations. It includes topics such as the evolution of genome structure, the genetic basis of speciation and adaptation, and genetic change in response to selection within populations. Evolutionary genetics is the broad field of studies that resulted from the integration of genetics and Darwinian evolution, called the modern synthesis. This field attempts to account for evolution in terms of changes in gene and genotype frequencies within populations and the processes that convert the variation with populations into more or less permanent variation between species. Four evolutionary forces (mutation, random genetic drift, natural selection, and gene flow) acting within and among populations cause micro-evolutionary change and these processes are sufficient to account for macro-evolutionary patterns, which arise in the longer term from the collective action of these forces
Related Journals of Evolutionary Genetics:
Nature Reviews Genetics, Nature Genetics, Genome Research, American Journal of Human Genetics, Trends in Genetics, Current Opinion in Genetics and Development, Advances in Genetics, Journal of Medical Genetics, Journal of Molecular Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, Genetics Selection Evolution, Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Evolutionary ecology is an ecological science that focuses on the evolutionary histories of species and their interactions. It lies at the intersection of ecology and evolutionary biology. Evolutionary ecology is study of the interactions between organisms and their environment that influence their performance, reproductive success, and long-term persistence, where the goal is to detect the evolutionary mechanisms that contribute to genetically-based morphological, behavioral, and physiological adaptations and diversity within and across taxa.
Related Journals of Evolutionary Ecology:
Evolutionary Ecology, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Ecological Monographs, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Ecology, Evolution international journal of organic evolution, Molecular Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology, Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, Annual Review of Ecology Evolution and Systematics, Ethology Ecology & Evolution (EEE)
Developmental biology is the study of the processes of growth and change that transform an organism from a fertilized egg or asexual reproductive unit, as a spore or gemmule, to an adult.
Related Journals of Developmental Biology:
Journal of Developmental Biology, Developmental Biology, Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, Developmental Biology, Evolution and Development, Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology, BMC Developmental Biology, Developmental Psychobiology, Molecular Human Reproduction, Development Genes and Evolution, Evolution and Development, Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution
Morphology is a branch of biology dealing with the study of the form and structure of organisms and their specific structural features
Speciation is the evolutionary process by which new biological species arise in the course of evolution. Speciation is a lineage-splitting event that produces two or more separate specie. Speciation occurs when a group of a species separates from other members of its own species and develops its own unique characteristics. The demands of the characteristics of the members of the new group will differentiate the new species from their ancestors.
Related Journals of Speciation:
Journal speciation, Ecological Speciation, Genome Biology and Evolution, Systematic Biology, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, The Speciation Journal Club
Primate systematics refers to the organization and naming of animals and plants. Formal naming of living things, the practice Linnaeus is famous for initiating, is referred to as taxonomy, and, since people have come to understand evolution, biologists do their best to trace evolutionary pattern with names.
Related Journals Primate Systematics:
Primates, International journal of primatology, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Ecology and Systematic, Systematic Biology, Journal of Anatomy, Journal of Human Evolution
Natural selection is evolutionary change occurs through variation between individuals along with mutation, migration, and genetic drift. Natural selection is famous theory of Darwin which states that evolutionary change comes through the production of variation in each and every generation of species and differential survival of individuals with different combinations of these variable characters. Individuals with characteristics which increase their chance of survival will have more opportunities to reproduce and their offspring will also get benefit from the heritable, character. So over time these variants will spread through the population.
Related Journals of Natural Selection:
Molecular Biology and Evolution, Journal of Philosophy Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Nature International Weekly Journal of Sciences, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Genetics Selection Evolution
Artificial selection is a technique in the breeding of animals and in the cultivation of plants that have desirable inheritable characteristics. Long record of effectiveness of artificial selection also constitutes to further empirical evidence of evolution, it demonstrates how naturally occurring mutations can alter the appearance and other traits of an organism given a selection criterion. If the creation of permanent inheritable mutations was not allowed and the genetic code was not malleable, artificial selection and selective breeding would be impossible.
Related Journals of Artificial Selection:
Ecological Society of America, Integrative and Comparative Biology, Annals of Botany, Politics and the Life Sciences, Frontiers in Genetics, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Genetics Selection Evolution Journal of Heredity, Integrative and Comparative Biology, PLOS One
Experimental evolution is concerned with testing hypotheses and theories of evolution by use of controlled experiments. It usually makes use of organisms with rapid generation times and small physical size, often microbes, to observe phenomena that in large multicellular organisms occur too slowly Experimental evolution is evolutionary biology in its most empirical sense, as it involves the study of real time changes in populations, instead of inferring evolutionary processes from comparisons between contemporaneous populations. It is thus a powerful tool to establish a direct causal link between evolutionary processes and adaptation patterns.
Related Journals of Experimental Evolution:
BMC Evolutionary Biology, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, Molecular Biology and Evolution, The Journal of Experimental Biology, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, South Asian Journal of Experimental Biology, European Journal of Experimental Biology
Population genetics is a field of biology that studies the genetic composition of biological populations, and the changes in genetic composition that result from the operation of various factors, including natural selection. In the classic view, it is the study of the amount and distribution of genetic variation in populations and species, and how it got that way Population genetics describes the mechanics of how evolution takes place.
Related Journals of Population Genetics:
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Theoretical Population Biology, Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution Human Biology, Nature, BMC Genetics, PLOS Genetics, Molecular Evolution Journal Club, Evolutionary and Population Genetics
Taxonomy is the science of naming, describing and classifying organisms and includes all plants, animals and microorganisms of the world. Using morphological, behavioral, genetic and biochemical observations, taxonomists identify, describe and arrange species into classifications, including those that are new to science. Using behavioral, morphological, genetic and biochemical observations, taxonomists identify and arrange the species into classifications, including those that are new to science. Taxonomy identifies and mentions the components of biological diversity providing basic knowledge grounded the management and implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The taxonomic knowledge is far from complete. In the past 250 years of research, taxonomists have named about 1.78 million species of animals, plants and micro-organisms, yet the total number of species is unknown and probably between 5 and 30 million.
Related Journals of Taxonomy:
European Journal of Taxonomy, Journal of Taxonomy and Biodiversity Research, Frontiers in Marine Science, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, Journal of the IAPT, Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography, Phytotaxa, Zootaxa
Phylogenetic is the study of phylogeny, or the evolutionary history, development and relationships among groups of organisms (e.g. species, or populations). These are discovered through molecular sequencing data, and morphological data matrices or information about the physical attributes of various species at various times. Phylogenetic trees illustrate the evolutionary relationships among groups of organisms, or among a family of related nucleic acid or protein sequences. Phylogenetic deals mainly with physical or morphological features such as size, color, number of legs, etc. Modern phylogeny uses information extracted from genetic material mainly DNA and protein sequences. The characters used are usually the DNA or protein sites. The relationships between species are then deduced from well conserved blocks in the alignment of several sequences, one from each examined species.
Related Journals of Phylogenetics:
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Journal of Heredity, Journal of Phylogenetics & Evolutionary Biology, Journal of phylogenetics & evolutionary biology, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Current Advances in Molecular Phylogenetics, Ecology, Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, The American Society of Plant Taxonomists, PLOS Genetics
Paleontology or palaeontology is the scientific rich field, imbued with a long and interesting past and an even more intriguing and hopeful future. Many people think paleontology is the study of fossils. Paleontology is the study of the history of life on Earth as based on fossils. Fossils are the remains of plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and single-celled living things that have been replaced by rock material or impressions of organisms preserved in rock. Paleontologists use fossil remains to understand different aspects of extinct and living organisms. Individual fossils may contain information about an organism’s life and environment. Fossils can also provide evidence of the evolutionary history of organisms.
Related Journals of Paleontology:
Journals for Paleontological Research, Journal of Paleontology, Paleobiology, Paleoceanography, Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Special Papers in Palaeontology, Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments
Palaeoanthropology is the study of ancient humans as found in fossil hominid evidence such as petrifacted bones and footprints. Paleoanthropology is the scientific study of human evolution. Paleoanthropology is a subfield of anthropology, the study of human culture, society, and biology. The field involves an understanding of the similarities and differences between humans and other species in their genes, body form, physiology, and behavior. Paleoanthropologists search for the roots of human physical traits and behavior. They seek to discover how evolution has shaped the potentials, tendencies, and limitations of all people. For many people, paleoanthropology is an exciting scientific field because it investigates the origin, over millions of years, of the universal and defining traits of our species. However, some people find the concept of human evolution troubling because it can seem not to fit with religious and other traditional beliefs about how people, other living things, and the world came to be. Nevertheless, many people have come to reconcile their beliefs with the scientific evidence
Related Journals Palaeoanthropology:
Journal of Human Evolution, PaleoAnthropology, Journal of Human Evolution, Nature, Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Investigative Genetics, Journal of African Earth Sciences, Comptes Rendus Palevol, HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology, Journal of Archaeological Science, Encyclopedia of Archaeology
Human evolution is the lengthy process by which human beings developed on Earth from now-extinct primates. Scientific evidence shows that the physical and behavioral traits shared by human beings originated from apelike ancestors and evolved over a period of approximately six million years in Africa. We humans are Homo sapiens, a culture-bearing, upright-walking species that lives on the ground. One of the earliest defining human traits, bipedalism, the ability to walk on two legs evolved over 4 million years ago and other important human characteristics such as a large and complex brain, the capacity for language, the ability to make and use tools developed more recently. Many advanced traits including complex symbolic expression, art, and elaborate cultural diversity emerged mainly during the past 100,000 years.
Related Journals of Human Evolution:
Evolution and Human Behavior, Journal of Human Evolution, Journal of Human Evolution, BMC Evolutionary Biology, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Evolutionary Applications, Genome Biology and Evolution, Evolution; international journal of organic evolution,Comptes Rendus Geoscience, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
Early human fossils have been found of more than 6,000 individuals. With the rapid pace of new discoveries every year, this impressive sample means that even though some early human species are only represented by one or a few fossils, others are represented by thousands of fossils. There were periods in the past when three or four early human species lived at the same time, even in the same place. We – Homo sapiens – are now the sole surviving species in this once diverse family tree.
Related Journals of Human Fossils:
Journal of Human Evolution, Journal of Anatomy, Journal of Human Evolution, Advances in Parasitology, Journal of Archaeological Science, Quaternary International, Comptes Rendus Palevol, Quaternary Geochronology, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
Taphonomy is the study of what happens to an organism after its death and until its discovery as a fossil. This includes decomposition, post-mortem transport, burial, compaction, and other chemical, biologic, or physical activity which affects the remains of the organism. Being able to recognize taphonomic processes that have taken place can often lead to a better understanding of paleoenvironments and even life-history of the once-living organism.
Related Journals of Taphonomic Studies:
Journal of Taphonomy, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, Journal of African Earth Sciences, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Cretaceous Research, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, Proceedings of the Geologists Association