Manuscript types

The following types of manuscripts are considered for peer-reviewed publication in Primate Biology (PB):

  • Research articles are based on primary data collected and present substantial and original findings.
  • Review articles should comprehensively summarize and especially synthesize the state-of-the-art science of specific subjects related to the scope of the journal.
  • Short communications report new methods or small data sets that have significant implications.
  • Technical notes are brief reports evaluating and discussing techniques as well as controversial research approaches.
  • Forum articles present new and original concepts and hypotheses that will advance primatology ¬†within an integrative science environment.
  • Letters to the editors are short commentaries on published articles in PB. Such letters should be submitted to the topic editors for review.
  • Comments (and replies thereon) continue the discussion of papers published in PB beyond the limits of immediate interactive discussion. They undergo the same process of peer review and publication as articles and technical notes and are equivalent to the peer-reviewed comments and replies in traditional scientific journals. The manuscript title should start with "Comment on" or "Reply to".
  • Corrigenda correct errors in preceding papers. The manuscript title reads as follows: Corrigendum to "TITLE" published in JOURNAL, VOLUME, PAGES, YEAR. Corrigenda have to be submitted to Copernicus Publications within 3 years from the publication date of the original journal article. Should there be reasons for publishing a second corrigendum within these 3 years, the first one will be substituted by a single new corrigendum containing all relevant corrections.

Papers can address different techniques and approaches, including theory, modelling, experiments, and instrumentation.

For book reviews please contact the coordinating editor.

Contributions to the PB News section are not subject to peer review. If you would like to contribute a news item, please contact the coordinating editor.