The Biological Journal of the Linnean Society is a direct descendant
of the oldest biological journal in the world, which published the epoch-making
papers on evolution by Darwin and Wallace. The Journal specializes in
evolution in the broadest sense and covers all taxonomic groups in all
five kingdoms. It covers the whole range of techniques used to study
evolution, including whole-organism, molecular, theoretical and practical.
The Biological Journal of the Linnean Society publishes papers concerned
with the process of organic evolution in the broadest sense. It particularly
welcomes contributions that illustrate some of the unifying concepts
of evolutionary biology with evidence, either observational or theoretical,
from the fields of genetics, systematics, biogeography, or ecology.
The Biological Journal succeeded (in 1969) the Proceedings of the Society,
the journal in which Darwin and Wallace published their seminal papers
The Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society publishes papers of relevance
to, and reviews of, the taxonomy of all plant groups and fungi, including
anatomy, biosystematics, cytology, ecology, ethnobotany, electron microscopy,
morphogenesis, palaeobotany, palynology and phytochemistry.
The Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society publishes papers on systematic
and evolutionary zoology and comparative, functional and other studies
where relevant to these areas. Studies of extinct as well as living
animals are included. Reviews are also published; these may be invited
by the Editorial Board, but the submission of uninvited reviews is welcomed.
The Zoological Journal also has a wide circulation amongst zoologists
and although narrowly specialized papers are not excluded, potential
authors should bear that readership in mind.