Journals within Theoretical Biology, Philosophy of Biology, History of Biology and related areas

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Acta Biotheoretica (Kluwer Academic Publishers) (web page:
Editors: L. Hemerik; J. Demongeot; U. an der Heiden; A. Stevens
editor (manuscripts): P. Dullemeijer, Postbus 9516, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands.

The American Naturalist (The University of Chicago Press) (web page:

Biological Theory. Integrating Development, Evolution and Cognition (MIT Press) (web page:
editor: Werner Callebaut.

Biology and Philosophy (Kluwer Academic Publishers) (web page:
editor: Kim Sterelny

BioSystems (web page:
editor: David B. Fogel
address: Natural Selection, Inc., 3333 N. Torrey Pines Ct., Suite 200, La Jolla, California, 92037, USA

Cybernetics & Human Knowing (web page:
Editor: Søren Brier
address: Landbohøjskolen, Inst. for Økonomi, Skov og Landskab, Sektion metode og projektarbejde, Rolighedsvej 23, st. th., DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark.

Evolution & Cognition [ 1995-2004 ] (web page:
From 1995 to 2004 the KLI published the journal Evolution and Cognition, an interdisciplinary forum devoted to all aspects of research on cognition in animals and humans. Now replaced by the journal Biological Theory.

Journal of Biosemiotics (NovaPublishers) (web page:
editor-in-chief: Marcello Barbieri

Journal of the History of Biology (Kluwer) (web page:
address: (a) Editorial correspondence: Journal of the History of Biology, Biology Department, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1501, U.S.A. (b) Books for review: Mark Barrow, Book Review Editor, Journal of the History of Biology, Department of History, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, U.S.A.

Journal of Theoretical Biology (Elsevier) (web page: or here.)
Co-Chief Editors: John Tyson & Lewis Wolpert
address: Journal of Theoretical Biology, c/o Professor L. Wolpert, Academic Press Editorial Office, Block A2, Westbrook Centre, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1YG U.K

Ludis Vitalis (web page:
A biannual journal of Philosophy of Life Sciences, edited in Mexico in Spanish, English and French. Editors: Camilo J. Cela Conde, et. al. Address: Lombardo Toledano 51, México, D. F., CP 01050. Distribution, suscriptions: ANTHROPOS / PLURAL, Servicios Editoriales (Nariño, S. L.), Pol. Ind. Can Rosés, nave 22. 08191 Rubí (España).

Medical Hypotheses (web page:
Medical Hypotheses is a forum for ideas in medicine and related biomedical sciences. It will publish interesting and important theoretical papers that foster the diversity and debate upon which the scientific process thrives. Editors: Mehar Manku (Birmingham, UK), R. Nahta (Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA), and B.K. Puri (Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK).

Perspectives in Biology and Medicine (The Johns Hopkins University Press) (web site:
New site with archive:
editor: Robert Perlman

Physics of Life Reviews (Elsevier) (web site:
editor: Leonid I. Perlovsky.

Rivista di Biologia / Biology Forum (Casa Editrice Tilgher) (web page:
editor: Giuseppe Sermonti
address: P.O. Box 7214, Roma-Nomentano 00100 Roma, Italy.

S.E.E.D. Journal (Semiotics, Evolution, Energy, and Development), on-line. (web site:
Co-Editors: Edwina Taborsky and Peter Harries-Jones. (The journal investigates information as a physical entity and its relation to energy, evolution and development, as well as to signs, representation, interpretation and the mind).

Systema Naturæ, Annali di Biologia Teorica [in Italian] (web page:
Direttore: Marcello Barbieri
address: Dipartimento di Morfologia ed Embriologia, Via Fossato di Mortara 64, 44100 Ferrara, Italy.

Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling (TBiomed) (website:
editors-in-chief: Denys Wheatley and Paul S. Agutter
address: BioMed Central Ltd, Floor 6, 236 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8HL, United Kingdom

Theory in Biosciences / Theorie in den Biowissenschaften (Elsevier) (web site:
editors: Olaf Breidbach, Michael Weingarten, and Jürgen Jost.
address: Friedrich.Schiller Universitat Jena, Institut fur Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik, Ernst-Haeckel-Haus, Berggasse 7, D-07745 Jena, Germany.

Trends in Ecology and Evolution (Elsevier) (web page: or here.
editor: K. A. Lythgoe

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