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The Quarterly Review of Biology

Editor in Chief: Liliana M. Dávalos
Editors: James D. Thomson, John J. Wiens, Gregory A. Wray
Published in association with Stony Brook University
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    Volume 98, Number 4
    December 2023

  • The Quarterly Review of Biology cover, Volume 98, Number 4
    Volume 98, Number 4
    December 2023

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Frequency: 4 issues/year
ISSN: 0033-5770
E-ISSN: 1539-7718
2022 JCR Impact Factor*: 6.5
Ranked #10 out of 92 “Biology” journals
2022 CiteScore*: 10.4
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The Quarterly Review of Biology (QRB) has presented insightful historical, philosophical, and technical treatments of important biological topics since 1926. As the premier review journal in biology, the QRB publishes outstanding review articles of generous length that are guided by an expansive, inclusive, and often humanistic understanding of biology. Beyond the core biological sciences, the QRB is also an important review journal for scholars in related areas, including policy studies and the history and philosophy of science. A comprehensive section of reviews on new biological books provides educators and researchers with information on the latest publications in the life sciences.

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*Journal Impact Factor™ 2023 courtesy of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR)™ 2023 from Clarivate. Scopus CiteScore (Elsevier B.V.). Retrieved June 2023, from

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