JEB — a society journal
The Journal of Evolutionary Biology (JEB) is first and foremost a society journal that exists to showcase the research of the community that it represents. JEB is owned by the European Society of Evolutionary Biology and was established in 1987 as an international peer-reviewed journal. We currently publish under a hybrid open-access model and channel our profits back into the evolutionary biology community through various ESEB initiatives. These include grants for networking and workshop meetings, awards to early career scientists, the sponsorship of lab/field visits, equal opportunities and outreach initiative grands and travel/congress attendance aid. Funds also subsidise the cost of the biennial congress of the society which regularly attracts c.1500 researchers, from all corners of the world and the field of evolutionary biology, fostering networking and lifelong collaborations.
Research published in the journal covers both micro- and macro-evolution of all types of organisms. We look to integrate perspectives across molecular and microbial evolution, behaviour, genetics, genomics, ecology, life histories, development, evo-devo, palaeontology, systematics and morphology. To fulfil its integrative role, the journal gives preference to papers that bring together two or more fields.
We aim to bring to the fore current topics in evolutionary biology as defined by our research community. ESEB supports Progress Meetings in Evolutionary Biology; conferences and workshops dedicated to an area where rapid progress is being made in our understanding of evolutionary biology. Researchers attending these meetings have the opportunity to contribute to a Special Issue or Target Review for JEB. Our latest Target Review was born out of the 2018 Progress Meeting: Resistance to Gene Drives: responses to natural and synthetic systems.