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Aims and scope

Theory in Biosciences focuses on new concepts in theoretical biology. It also includes analytical and modelling approaches as well as philosophical and historical issues. Central topics are:

  • Artificial Life
  • Bioinformatics with a focus on novel methods, phenomena, and interpretations
  • Bioinspired Modeling
  • Complexity, Robustness, and Resilience
  • Embodied Cognition
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Evo-Devo
  • Game Theoretic Modeling
  • Genetics
  • History of Biology
  • Language Evolution
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Origin of Life
  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Population Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Theoretical Ecology
  • Theoretical Molecular Biology
  • Theoretical Neuroscience & Cognition

The journal receives a large number of submissions which analyse a biologically motivated system of coupled ordinary differential equations, often with emphasis on stability and sensitivity of solutions and with rather standard tools from dynamical systems theory. Such articles will usually be considered out of scope, if they do not convincingly demonstrate the additional value within the general conceptual profile of the journal.

While not all models of interest to the journal are necessarily phrased in mathematical terms, those that are should be analyzed by rigorous methods.

Manuscripts should present original work with a strong conceptual background.