Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science (LEBS) is an online, open access peer-reviewed journal that publishes brief and interesting articles that deal with evolutionary studies on human behavior. The scope of LEBS is vast: publishing research in any area of human evolutionary behavioral science as well as studies on humanities. Articles reporting findings on other species will be welcomed if their relevance to the human animal is apparent. In particular, LEBS welcomes studies that replicate previous findings and eagerly anticipates submissions from Asian and Oceanian researchers.


Section Policies


  • Yasuo Ihara, The University of Tokyo
  • Masanori Takezawa, Hokkaido University
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Original Articles

  • Yasuo Ihara, The University of Tokyo
  • Masanori Takezawa, Hokkaido University
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Quick review process and wide distributions are the most significant features of LEBS. A submitted manuscript must be examined by responsible editor(s) who would decide whether it is acceptable or not. To maintain quick reviewing processes, manuscripts that require major revision should be rejected. Poor presentation and language would also be a justifiable reason for rejection. However, minor revision may be requested in some cases. Upon publication, LEBS will routinely post responsible reviewers' reports with comments accompanying the papers.


Publication Frequency

Individual items will be published as soon as they are ready, by adding them to the "current" volume's Table of Contents.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science | ISSN  1884-927X |
Human Behavior and Evolution Society of Japan, 2010-