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Archaeologia Iberica

An International Journal


Rivista internazionale di studi su Leonardo da Vinci


Rivista internazionale di letteratura italiana

Philosophical Papyri

A Journal of Ancient Philosophy
and the Papyrological Tradition



A Journal of Alternative Sexualities
in Ancient and Modern Literature and the Arts


An International Journal


Rivista internazionale

Favola & Fiaba

Rivista internazionale di studi e ricerche nelle letterature classiche e moderne


Rivista internazionale di studi su Niccolò Machiavelli

Philologia Philosophica

Rivista internazionale

Romana Res Publica

An International Journal

Scritture e linguaggi dello sport

Rivista internazionale di letteratura

Asia Minor

An International Journal of Archaeology in Turkey


An International Journal of Archaeomusicology and Archaeology of Sound

Ancient Numismatics

An International Journal

Occidente / Oriente

Rivista internazionale di studi tardoantichi

Artes Renascentes

Revue Scientifique Internationale · Rivista Scientifica Internazionale · International Scholarly Journal · Revista Científica Internacional · Internationale Wissenschaftliche Fachzeitschrift


An International Journal on Glyptic Studies


Rivista internazionale di studi storico-filologici sulle fonti

Oriens Antiquus · Series Nova

Rivista di studi sul Vicino Oriente Antico e il Mediterraneo orientale
A Journal of Ancient Near-Eastern and East Mediterranean Studies

Fabrizio Serra editore, Pisa · Roma


Rivista semestrale / A Semiannual Journal * Fascicoli / Issues *

Founded in Italy in 1919, «Theoretical Biology Forum» (formerly «Rivista di Biologia / Biology Forum») is one of the oldest biological journals in the world. It is devoted to theoretical biology, in its broadest sense. The journal aims at going beyond specializations, discussing, before a multidisciplinary audience, biological topics of general theoretical interest. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): Evolutionary Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences and Biology of Mind, Complexity of Biological Systems, Biomathematics, Biophysics, History and Philosophy of Biology. All topics are dealt with from a theoretical standpoint, the focus being on concepts rather than on technical details. Mathematical formalism is reduced to a minimum, so that articles are also accessible to non-specialists. Experimental papers are not accepted. «Theoretical Biology Forum» publishes research articles, reviews, 'perspective' articles, book reviews, letters to the editors. * Editor-in-Chief:
David M. Lambert (Griffith University, South East Queensland, Australia)

Managing Editors:
Chris Chetland (Auckland University, New Zealand), Paolo Freguglia (L’Aquila University, Italy)

Associate Editors:
Vincenzo Barone (Pisa Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy), Armando Bazzani (Bologna University, Italy), Gastone Castellani (Bologna University, Italy) Eva Jablonka (Tel Aviv University, Israel), Craig Millar (Auckland University, New Zealand)

Editor Emeritus:
Silvano Traverso (Genova, Italy)

Advisory Board:
L. Beloussov (Moskow University, Russia), Vieri Benci (Pisa University, Italy), V. Capasso (Milano University, Italy), P. Cerrai (Pisa University, Italy), A. D’Onofrio (Lyon iPRI, France), R. Fani (Firenze University, Italy), A. Fasano (Firenze University, Italy), M. Forti (Pisa University, Italy), L. Fronzoni (Pisa University, Italy), M. Giovannetti (Pisa University, Italy), R. Hertel (Freiburg i. B. University, Germany), G.A. Losa (Locarno LPC - ICP, Swiss), S. Morante (Roma Tor Vergata University, Italy), P. Nardon (Lyon INSA, France), T. Nonnenmacher (Ulm University, Germany), L. Preziosi (Torino Polytechnic, Italy) D.J. Read (Sheffield University, United Kingdom), P. Saunders (London King’s College, United Kingdom), G. Turchetti (Bologna University, Italy), G. Webster (Brighton University, United Kingdom)
* Guidelines for submission of manuscripts

«Theoretical Biology Forum» is an International Scholarly Journal and it is Indexed/Abstracted in BIOBASE/Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Current Contents (Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Science), EMBiology, Index Medicus / MEDLINE/PubMed, Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI-ISI), Scopus, UMI, Zoological Record, ERIH Plus (European Science Foundation) and Scimago Journal & Country Rank.
The eContent is Archived with Clockss and Portico.

ISI Impact Factor: 0.4 * Sono pubblicati articoli sottoposti a procedura di "revisione tra pari" mediante procedimento cosiddetto "a doppio cieco" (double blind peer review). I revisori sono assolutamente indipendenti dagli autori e non affiliati alle medesime istituzioni.

Double blind peer reviewed articles are published. The reviewers are absolutely independent of the authors and not affiliated with the same institution.

Codice etico / Ethical Code

Open Access

Ufficio redazionale / Editorial Office:
* Cm 17,5 x 24,7 / ISSN 2282-2593 / ISSN elettronico 2283-7175 / Composizione in carattere (typeset in) Serra Dante
Disponibile dal (available since) 2011
Ultimo fascicolo pubblicato (last published issue):
Vol. 116, 1-2, 2023 * Abbonamenti / Subscriptions