The Journal of Theoretical Biology is the leading forum for theoretical papers 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. Many of the papers make use of mathematics, and an effort is made to make the papers intelligible to biologists as a whole. Experimental material bearing on theory is acceptable.

Publisher
Elsevier
Website
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-theoretical-biology/
Impact factor
2.208 (2011)

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