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This journal will publish empirical, theoretical, and review articles broadly within the research tradition of Human Ethology.
The Human Ethology Bulletin is an online peer-reviewed journal publishing scholarly works within the broad research tradition of Human Ethology. The focus of the Human Ethology Bulletin is to provide a unique venue for the publication of empirical, theoretical, and review articles within the tradition of Human Ethology. The substantive content of Human Ethology is perhaps best captured by Tinbergen’s Four Questions, that may be asked of any behavior: (1) Proximate Mediation; (2) Behavioral Development; (3) Evolutionary History; and (4) Ultimate Adaptive Function.
The Human Ethology Bulletin is particularly interested in studies where behavior is directly observed and recorded using a variety of methods, which might range from traditional ad libitum direct observation in natural habitats to automatic computer-aided behavior recording and analysis, as well as methodological articles describing those procedures for general application. Purely descriptive and inductive studies will also be accepted, provided they are thorough and methodologically rigorous.
The International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE) has established a new annual award of US$500 for a paper published in the Human Ethology Bulletin that is the “best contribution to the study of human ethology”. The recipient will be the best paper’s first author, with the winning paper selected by a committee appointed by the ISHE Board of Officers.
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