Journal of Theoretical Biology

Journal of Theoretical Biology





Co-Chief Editors::D. Kirschner





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The Journal of Theoretical Biology is the leading forum for theoretical perspectives 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, including:

Cell Biology
Developmental Biology
Infectious Diseases
Mathematical Modeling, Statistics, and Databases
Medical Sciences and Plant Pathology
Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry

Please note that the biological significance of the problem being studied should be clearly stated.

Acceptable papers are those that bear significant importance on the biology being presented, and not on the mathematical analysis, per se. Papers that include some data will be considered, including those that contain comparative study, statistical data analysis, mathematical proof, computer simulations, experiments, field observations, or even philosophical arguments, which are all methods to support or reject theoretical ideas. However, there should be a concerted effort to make papers intelligible to biologists in the chosen field.

Highly speculative papers not based on current biological knowledge will not be accepted. Also not acceptable are papers in which only mathematics is utilized, or standard statistical methods are applied to existing genomic data, without new theoretical perspective or biologically novel insight.

Comment on theoretical issues or on papers published in the journal is welcomed in the form of Letters to the Editors.

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Abstracting and Indexing

Abstracts in Anthropology, BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents/Life Sciences, EMBASE, EMBiology, Ecology Abstracts, Entomology Abstracts, Excerpta Medica, Research Alert, Scopus
Co-Chief Editors: D. Kirschner University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Y. Iwasa Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, L. Wolpert University College London (UCL), London, UK, Editorial Board: L.J.S. Allen Lubbock, TX, USA, S.M. Baer Tempe, AZ, USA, C. Blomberg Stockholm, Sweden, R.J. Butera Atlanta, GA, USA, M. Chaplain Dundee, UK, J. Chave Toulouse, France, L. Chen Shanghai, China, K-C. Chou San Diego, CA, USA, A. Cornish-Bowden Marseille, France, R.J. de Boer Utrecht, Netherlands, T.C. Elston Chapel Hill, NC, USA, Z. Feng West Lafayette, IN, USA, A. Goldbeter Brussels, Belgium, A. Hastings Davis, CA, USA, A.V. Holden Leeds, UK, J.R. Hutchinson Hatfield, UK, V. Jansen Egham, UK, A. Joshi Jakkur, Bangalore, India, K. Kaneko Meguro-Ku, Japan, A.A. King Ann Arbor, MI, USA, T.B.L. Kirkwood Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, C. Klausmeier Hickory Corners, MI, USA, R. Korn Louisville, KY, USA, D. Krakauer Santa Fe, NM, USA, K.A. Landman Parkville, VIC, Australia, J.H. Lewis London, UK, W. Li Manhasset, NY, USA, Z. Ma Xi'an, China, M.C. Mackey Montréal, Canada, S. Mano Tachikawa, Japan, A. Marciniak-Czochra Heidelberg, Germany, S. McDougall Edinburgh, UK, R.D. Meicenheimer Oxford, OH, USA, H. Meinhardt Tübingen, Germany, M. Mesterton-Gibbons Tallahassee, FL, USA, A. Mochizuki Okazaki, Japan, M. Nowak Cambridge, MA, USA, E. Pate Washington, WA, USA, L. Preziosi Torino, Italy, R. Root-Bernstein East Lansing, MI, USA, A.J. Salvador Coimbra, Portugal, A. Sasaki Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan, K. Sigmund Wien, Austria, J. Sneyd Auckland, New Zealand, E. Szathmáry Budapest, Hungary, Y. Takeuchi Shizuoka, Japan, H. Toh Fukuoka, Japan, Y. Vodovotz Pittsburgh, PA, USA, J.S. Weitz Atlanta, GA, USA
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