Publish in The American Naturalist
The Synthesis and Perspectives section publishes visionary re-evaluations designed to boldly move entire fields of ecology, evolution, and behavior forward.
High-profile Syntheses and Perspectives have included:• Finding the Genomic Basis of Local Adaptation: Pitfalls, Practical Solutions, and Future Directions (Hoban et al., 2016) [Open Access] --coming soon in the October Issue
• An Integrative Framework for the Assessment of Coloration in Nature (Kemp et al., 2015) [Open Access]
• Coevolution and the Diversification of Life (Hembry et al., 2014)
• Dinosaur Energetics: Setting the Bounds on Feasible Physiologies and Ecologies (Clarke, 2013)
• Enemies Maintain Hyperdiverse Tropical Forests (Terborgh, 2012)
• A Unified Approach to the Evolutionary Consequences of Genetic and Nongenetic Inheritance (Day and Bonduriansky, 2011) [Open Access]
See http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/an/instruct for details and submission instructions. A short proposal is required for Syntheses and Perspectives; it will be given full and constructive attention.
In addition to Syntheses and Perspectives, we publish Primary Research with either an empirical or theoretical focus, as well as Natural History reports. We are seeking papers with a basic orientation whose impact extends well beyond the focal system, and that address broad, novel, and conceptually oriented issues and methods in ecology, evolution and behavior.