Primate studies have made many seminal contributions to our understanding of development.  They also provide a crucial intermediate step in translation of basic developmental studies in rodents to application in humans. Our goal for this special joint virtual issue is to feature current developmental work being done in primates.  Relevant studies include investigations of behavioral development in primates of different ages (infant, juvenile, adult), as well as interdisciplinary work including genetics, neurobiology, physiology, conservation, etc.  These studies would be focused on non-human primate species; studies on humans might be appropriate if they shed light on the Primate order as a whole and the results are discussed from that perspective.  Primate studies on either wild or captive populations would be appropriate. Acceptable articles may also review recent empirical work, conceptual advances, and future directions.

Interested authors should submit an abstract (250 word limit) to the editors. From these abstracts, articles will be selected for full submission. Abstracts must be submitted by September 15, 2018, to both Karen Bales and Michele Brumley.

Karen Bales, Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Primatology, [email protected]

Michele Brumley, Editor-in-Chief, Developmental Psychobiology, [email protected]

Based on the abstracts submitted, the authors will be instructed to submit by January 1, 2019 their full manuscript via the electronic editorial system of either the American Journal of Primatology or Developmental Psychobiology where the manuscripts will be considered for publication with the aim of publishing approximately half of the articles of the special issue in the American Journal of Primatology and half in Developmental Psychobiology. The entirety of the articles belonging to the special issue will be assembled in a joint virtual issue that will be hosted and promoted on both journal homepages. The content of the virtual issue will be free to access for three months following publication.


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