Acta biotheoretica was founded in the early fifties by the Prof. Jan van der Hoeven Foundation for Theoretical Biology, which is attached to the Leiden University. It is the journal of the Dutch Society for Theoretical Biology and of the French Society for Theoretical Biology. This year the editorial board has been renewed in order to reflect new developments in theoretical biology. At the conference Theory and Mathematics in Biology and Medicine to be held in Amsterdam from June 29th, until July 3rd 1999 it will be decided whether Acta Biotheoretica can also serve as the journal of the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology.
Acta Biotheoretica is abstracted and/or indexed in: Current Awareness in Biological Sciences (CABS), Biological Abstracts, Reference Update, CAB international, GEOBASE and Ecological Abstracts, Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Research Alert and Current Contents/ Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences.
Quality: Acta Biotheoretica publishes papers of high quality from all parts of the world.
Originality: Besides clarity of exposition, the most important criterion for publication is the originality of the paper.
French Society for Theoretical Biology: Publication of the Annual Proceedings.
Special Features: ideas section; news, views and announcements.
Electronic Publication: Acta Biotheoretica will soon be available via the Internet. For more information please visit the web site: http://www.wkap.nl/jrnlhome
An Internet subscription means that you can receive the Journal up to 4 weeks in advance of the printed version. Talk to your library about Internet subscriptions and have Acta Biotheoretica licensed for use within your institute.
AIMS AND SCOPE Acta Biotheoretica is a journal devoted to the promotion of theoretical biology, paying special attention to the methodology of formation of biological theory.
Papers on all kind of biological theories are welcome. Interesting subjects include philosophy of biology, biomathematics, computational biology, genetics, ecology and morphology. The process of theory formation can be presented in verbal or mathematical form. Moreover, purely methodological papers can be devoted to the historical origin of the philosophy underlying biological theories and concepts. Papers should contain clear statements of biological assumptions, and where applicable, a justification of their translation into mathematical form and a detailed discussion of the mathematical treatment. The connection to empirical data should be clarified. The journal also welcomes critical book reviews and short notes directing attention to interesting new theoretical ideas.
EDITORIAL BOARD W.J. Bock, New York, NY, U.S.A.; J. Demongeot, Grenoble, France; D. von Engelhardt, Lübeck, Germany; A.C. Gittenberger-de Groot, Leiden, The Netherlands; U. an der Heiden, Witten-Annen, Germany; A.I. Houston, Bristol, England, U.K.; D.L. Hull, Evanston, IL, U.S.A.; E. Kisdi, Turku, Finland; H.B. Lück, Marseille, France; M.C. Mackey, Montreal, Canada; J.P. Mazat, Bordeaux, France; J.A.J. Metz, Leiden, The Netherlands; R.M. Nisbet, Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.; I. Olivieri, Montpellier, France; A.G. Petrovic, Strasbourg, France; P. Schuster, Wien, Austria; R. Thom, Paris, France; W.J. van der Steen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Finally, we would like to encourage you to submit manuscripts or ideas for special issues.
Managing Editor Dr. Lia Hemerik, Mathematics Department, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands
Editorial Office: Acta Biotheoretica, P.O. Box 9516, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands, e-mail:SBQHAR@RULSFB.LEIDENUNIV.NL