Biological Theory

Integrating Development, Evolution and Cognition                                          

Biological Theory is devoted to theoretical advances in the fields of biology and cognition, with an emphasis on the conceptual integration afforded by evolutionary and developmental approaches. The quarterly journal aims to include a wide audience of scientists, social scientists, and scholars from the humanities, in particular philosophers and historians of biology, among its readership.

Published by Springer Verlag and the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI).


Biological Theory
published with MIT Press from 2006 – 2010
published with Springer from 2011 onwards


Editor–in–Chief: Stuart A. Newman (New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York)
Associate Editors:     Linnda R. Caporael (Indiana University, Bloomington)
  Manfred D. Laubichler (Arizona State University, Tempe)
  Gerd B. Müller (University of Vienna & KLI)
  Isabella Sarto-Jackson (KLI)
Article submission:
Editorial office: Deborah Klosky:
Journal homepage:
Biological Theory online