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Evolutionary Psychology

2016 Impact Factor: 1.243
2016 Ranking: 67/84 in Psychology, Experimental
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017); Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE

Editor-in-Chief
Todd K. Shackelford Oakland University, USA

Other Titles in:
Psychology (General)

eISSN: 14747049 | ISSN: 14747049 | Current volume: 15 | Current issue: 3

- Impact Factor: 1.243
- Indexing: Clarivate Analytics: Social Science Citation Index, Medline, and PubMed
- Publishing Open Access since 2003
- Article Processing Charge (APC) of $395 USD is payable upon acceptance. Starting January 1, 2018 the APC will increase to $500. Any articles submitted before January 1, 2018 will be charged the current APC of $395.
- This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Evolutionary Psychology publishes original, empirical research addressing human psychology guided by an evolutionary perspective. The Journal aspires to attract as readers faculty, students, and researchers from across the social, behavioral, and life sciences who have an interest in applying evolutionary perspectives to psychology and behavior.

Visit the Aims and Scope page for details on article types and areas of particular interest to the journal.

Special Collections/Issues/Section:

  1. Psychometrics and Variation in Human Life History Indicators
  2. Evolution and Politics – Coming soon!

Manuscript Submission

Why Publish Open Access in Evolutionary Psychology?

  • Visibility and Impact: Anyone anywhere in the world can read, use and cite your research
  • Rigorous Standards: Double-blind peer review policy
  • Speed: Avg. 35 days from submission to first decision and 8 weeks from acceptance to online publication
  • Flexibility: No page limits or page charges, and authors can publish full data sets, figures, tables, etc.
  • Copyright: Authors retain copyright under a Creative Commons License

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Evolutionary Psychology publishes original, empirical research addressing human psychology guided by an evolutionary perspective. The journal aspires to attract as readers faculty, students, and researchers from across the social, behavioral, and life sciences who have an interest in applying evolutionary perspectives to psychology and behavior.

The Journal welcomes relevant submissions from all the social, behavioral, and life sciences, with a premium on submissions that do not exceed 5,000 words, all-inclusive.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Sexual behavior
  • Violence
  • Religion
  • Cooperation

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Manuscript Submission

Editor-in-Chief
Todd K. Shackelford Oakland University, USA
Co-Editors
Bernhard Fink University of Göttingen, Germany
David A. Puts Pennsylvania State University, USA
Rebecca Sear London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Associate Editors
Menelaos Apostolou University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Kevin M. Beaver Florida State University, USA
April L. Bleske-Rechek University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Darren Burke University of Newcastle, Australia
Robert O. Deaner Grand Valley State University, USA
Harald A. Euler University of Kassel, Germany
Laurence Fiddick Lakehead University, Canada
Carey Fitzgerald University of South Carolina, USA
Gordon G. Gallup, Jr. University at Albany, USA
Peter Gray University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Russell Jackson University of Idaho, USA
Sarah Johns University of Kent, UK
Kevin Kniffin Cornell University, USA
Debra Lieberman University of Miami, USA
Boguslaw Pawlowski University of Wroclaw, Poland
Michael Bang Petersen Aarhus University, Denmark
George B. Richardson University of Cincinnati, USA
Achim Schützwohl Brunel University, UK
Kenny Smith University of Edinburgh, UK
Joshua M. Tybur VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jennifer Vonk Oakland University, USA
Bridget M. Waller University of Portsmouth, UK
Andreas Wilke Clarkson University, USA
Editorial Board Members
John Archer University of Central Lancashire, UK
David P. Barash University of Washington, USA
Simon Baron-Cohen University of Cambridge, UK
H. Clark Barrett University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Louise Barrett University of Lethbridge, Canada
Patrick Bateson University of Cambridge, UK
Mark Bellis Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Iris Berent Northeastern University, USA
Laura L. Betzig University of Michigan, USA
David F. Bjorklund Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
Paul Bloom Yale University, USA
Rebecca Burch State University of New York, Oswego, USA
Gordon M. Burghardt University of Tennessee, USA
David M. Buss University of Texas at Austin, USA
Richard W. Byrne University of St Andrews, UK
Peter Carruthers University of Maryland, USA
Elizabeth Cashdan University of Utah, USA
Napoleon Chagnon University of Missouri at Columbia
James S. Chisholm University of Western Australia, Australia
Jae C. Choe Ewha Woman’s University, South Korea
Noam Chomsky Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Helena Cronin London School of Economics, UK
Frans B. M. de Waal Emory University, USA
Daniel C. Dennett Tufts University, USA
Robin Dunbar University of Oxford, UK
John E. Edlund Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Daniel M. T. Fessler University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Helen E. Fisher Rutgers University, USA
Maryanne L. Fisher Saint Mary’s University, Canada
Mark Flinn University of Missouri at Columbia
Francis Fukuyama Johns Hopkins University, USA
Andrew C. Gallup SUNY College at Oneonta, USA
Steven W. Gangestad University of New Mexico, USA
David C. Geary University of Missouri, USA
Paul Gilbert Kingsway Hospital, Derby, UK
Aaron T. Goetz California State University, Fullerton, USA
Ursula W. Goodenough Washington University at St. Louis, USA
Karl Grammer University of Vienna, Austria
Sam Harris Project Reason
Toshikazu Hasegawa University of Tokyo, Japan
Elizabeth M. Hill University of Detroit Mercy, USA
Kim Hill Arizona State University, USA
Mariko Hiraiwa-Hasegawa University of Tokyo, Japan
Lawrence A. Hirschfeld New School for Social Research, USA
Nicholas Humphrey London School of Economics, UK
Ben Jones University of Glasgow, UK
Douglas T. Kenrick Arizona State University, USA
Timothy Ketelaar New Mexico State University, USA
Lee A. Kirkpatrick College of William and Mary, USA
Dietrich Klusmann University Clinic Hamburg, Germany
Daniel J. Kruger University of Michigan, USA
Barry X. Kuhle University of Scranton, USA
Robert Kurzban University of Pennsylvania, USA
Martin Lalumière University of Ottawa, Canada
Craig W. LaMunyon California State Polytechnic University, USA
Chang Lei University of Macau, China
Norman Li Singapore Management University, Singapore
Anthony C. Little University of Stirling, UK
Bobbi Low University of Michigan, USA
Neil M. Malamuth University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Jon Maner Northwestern University, USA
Michael E. McCullough University of Miami, USA
Richard L. Michalski Hollins University, USA
Geoffrey Miller University of New Mexico, USA
Michael E. Mills Loyola Marymount University, USA
Steven Mithen University of Reading, UK
Carlos David Navarrete Michigan State University, USA
Daniel Nettle Newcastle University, UK
Richard E. Nisbett University of Michigan, USA
Steven Pinker Harvard University, USA
Ian Pitchford (Founding Editor) University of Huddersfield, UK
Nicholas Pound Brunel University, UK
Virgil Zeigler-Hill Oakland University, USA
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  • Beginning on January 1st, 2018, Evolutionary Psychology (EVP) will be increasing the Article Processing Charge (APC) from $395 to $500. Any manuscripts submitted before January 1st, 2018 will be charged the current APC of $395.

    Evolutionary Psychology recommends that authors follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

    Evolutionary Psychology is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

    Manuscript Submission

    Please read the Full Submissions Guidelines (PDF) before submitting your manuscript at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/evp. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Evolutionary Psychology will be reviewed.

    Evolutionary Psychology publishes original research articles.

    Article Processing Charge
    If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

    The APC is $395 USD and will be payable upon acceptance.

    Copyright
    Evolutionary Psychology publishes manuscripts under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license (CC BY NC), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial.

    Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder mandates, made at the author's request.

    More Information

    Visit SAGE's OA licenses page for more information.

    For more details on the Submission Guidelines, contact the Editor at shackelf@oakland.edu