New Journal: Human Biology and Public Health


The Auxological Society is starting their own journal with the title „Human Biology and Public Health„. Its purpose is to bridge the gap between the medical/clinical perspectives of public health and the population-based perspectives of human biology. The focus is on how the human species evolved, how individual humans change over the lifespan (growth, maturation and development), how humans adapt to environment and external stressors, and how human biology and culture interact to shape the wide range of normal variation in the biology and behavior of the human species.

Among the journal editors are Christiane Scheffler and Michael Hermanussen, both members of the Society for Anthropology (Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, GfA) and of its workgroup „Netzwerk Lebendanthropologie“ (NeLa) connecting scientists researching living populations.

The first issue of Human Biology and Public Health is still to appear. Biological anthropologists in general and GfA members in particular are invited to submit contributions within the journal’s scope. Get more information from the journal website.

Human Biology and Public Health