August 5, 2016

Syntheses and Perspectives


Publish in The American Naturalist


Most journals publish reviews. The American Naturalist is the home for authoritative overviews.

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:

Shaping the Latitudinal Diversity Gradient: New Perspectives from a Synthesis of Paleobiology and Biogeography, David Jablonski, Shan Huang, Kaustuv Roy, and James W. Valentine (2017)

The Case of the Missing Ancient Fungal Polyploids, Matthew A. Campbell, Austen R. D. Ganley, Toni Gabaldón, and Murray P. Cox (2016) [Open Access] 

Finding the Genomic Basis of Local Adaptation: Pitfalls, Practical Solutions, and Future Directions (Sean Hoban, Joanna L. Kelley, Katie E. Lotterhos, Michael F. Antolin, Gideon Bradburd, David B. Lowry, Mary L. Poss, Laura K. Reed, Andrew Storfer, and Michael C. Whitlock 2016) [Open Access] 

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.

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