The Quarterly Review of Biology

Published in association with Stony Brook University

Frequency: 4 issues/year; ISSN: 0033-5770; E-ISSN: 1539-7718
ISI-JCR ranking: #10 out of 83 in Biology
Impact Factor: 5.059 2013 ISI-JCR
Editors: Daniel E. Dykhuizen (Editor-in-Chief), James D. Thomson, John J. Wiens, Gregory A. Wray


The premier review journal in biology, The Quarterly Review of Biology has presented insightful historical, philosophical, and technical treatments of important biological topics since 1926. The QRB publishes outstanding review articles of generous length that are guided by an expansive, inclusive, and often humanistic understanding of biology. Beyond the core biological sciences, the QRB is also an important review journal for scholars in related areas, which include policy studies and the history and philosophy of science. A comprehensive section of reviews on new biological books provides educators and researchers alike with information on the latest publications in the life sciences.


According to the 2012 science edition of Journal Citation Reports, the QRB is ranked third out of 83 journals and given an impact factor of 7.500 in the category of biology.