Folia Primatologica (FOLIA PRIMATOL)

Publisher: Karger

Journal description

Recognizing that research in human biology must be founded on a comparative knowledge of our closest relatives, this journal is the natural scientistís ideal means of access to the best of current primate research. ëFolia Primatologicaí covers fields as diverse as molecular biology and social behaviour, and features articles on ecology, conservation, palaeontology, systematics and functional anatomy. In-depth articles and invited reviews are contributed by the worldís leading primatologists. A ëBrief Reportsí section is recognised as the method of choice for rapid announcements of newly identified species. In addition, special issues provide rapid peer-reviewed publication of conference proceedings. ëFolia Primatologicaí is one of the top-rated primatology publications and is acknowledged worldwide as a high-impact core journal for primatologists, zoologists and anthropologists.

Current impact factor: 0.89

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.889
2013 Impact Factor 0.731
2012 Impact Factor 1.037
2011 Impact Factor 1
2010 Impact Factor 1.311
2009 Impact Factor 1.157
2008 Impact Factor 1.548
2007 Impact Factor 1.06
2006 Impact Factor 0.904
2005 Impact Factor 0.76
2004 Impact Factor 0.913
2003 Impact Factor 0.818
2002 Impact Factor 0.729
2001 Impact Factor 0.773
2000 Impact Factor 0.926
1999 Impact Factor 0.551
1998 Impact Factor 0.773
1997 Impact Factor 0.439
1996 Impact Factor 0.381
1995 Impact Factor 0.453
1994 Impact Factor 0.373
1993 Impact Factor 0.623
1992 Impact Factor 0.631

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.94
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.15
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.32
Website Folia Primatologica website
Other titles Folia primatologica
ISSN 0015-5713
OCLC 1299595
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details


  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author can archive a post-print version
  • Conditions
    • On author's server or institutional server
    • Server must be non-commercial
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
    • Must link to publisher version
  • Classification

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Most investigations of primate scapular morphology use differences in locomotion to explain variation; less is known about how scapular geometry covaries with nonlocomotor behavior. We examined forelimb use during foraging in 4 cercopithecids ranging throughout the Ivory Coast's Tai Forest. During 5-min feeding bouts, we recorded the frequency individuals of Piliocolobus badius, Colobus polykomos, Cercocebus atys and Cercopithecus diana performed 5 forelimb behaviors involved in the acquisition and introduction of food to the oral cavity. Scapulae from these populations were examined to determine whether differences in forelimb use were reflected in features known to correspond with varying degrees of arm flexion, abduction and elevation. Our results reveal that the species differ markedly in forelimb use and that these differences are interpretable via their scapular morphology. For example, P. badius engages in more frequent flexion, abduction and elevation of the arm above the head relative to C. polykomos, and red colobus scapulae are longer craniocaudally and have larger, more cranially directed supraspinous fossae than those of closely related black-and-white colobus. Our attempt to explore how nonlocomotor behavior covaries with skeletal morphology should provide for more informed interpretations of the primate fossil record.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Folia Primatologica
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    ABSTRACT: Saki monkeys live in socially monogamous groups and in groups containing more than one same-sex adult. As part of a 10-year study of equatorial sakis (Pithecia aequatorialis) in Ecuador, we documented the immigration of a second adult male into a group containing a resident male-female pair that had associated with one another for seven years and the resident female's two daughters. In the first month after immigration, the resident male spent more time closer to and grooming his putative adult daughter than the resident female, and the two males were seen performing a cooperative territorial display. After two months, the resident male interacted more with the resident female than with his putative adult daughter, while that daughter interacted more with the immigrant male and copulated with him. After three months, the males left the group together and associated with an unfamiliar female, leaving the resident females and a neonate behind. The resident male then paired with a new female, while the immigrant male joined another group, again as a second male. Compared to other socially monogamous primates, sakis appear to have a more variable social system whereby additional males can join established groups and form relationships with putatively unrelated males.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Folia Primatologica
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    ABSTRACT: This study analyzed conflict and postconflict (PC) conciliation between males and females within one-male breeding units in Sichuan snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana) in the Qinling Mountains, China. The PC matched-control and time rule methods were used to collect and analyze data recorded from September 2013 to June 2014. The conciliatory tendency among individuals following conflict was 82.07%, and affiliation occurred within a few minutes after the conflict, which was not significantly different between mating and nonmating seasons. The PC conciliation scenarios were different from those reported from captivity. Lumbar hold and grooming were the most common expressions in reconciliation. In addition, bystander affiliation was uniquely found, which may be associated with the more terrestrial locomotion of R. roxellana, compared with other colobines.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Folia Primatologica

  • No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Folia Primatologica
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    DESCRIPTION: Eighteen species of galagos and three species of pottos are currently recognised and in several regions the distributions of these strepsirrhines overlap. Niche partitioning is a key factor in determining community structure as it allows the coexistence of two or more species that rely on limited trophic resources. For this study, we aimed to investigate patterns of coexistence and habitat use of nocturnal primates in Angola. We conducted surveys at four study sites, representing main habitat types in Angola: Kumbira Forest Reserve (moist, secondary forest), Bimbe (semi-arid savannah woodland), Northern Scarp (moist, primary and secondary forest) and Calandula (miombo woodland/gallery forest mosaic). At each animal encounter, we recorded species, number of individuals, height of animals above ground and GPS location. We assessed vegetation characteristics using the point-centered quarter method. At each point we also collected data on habitat disturbance level, undergrowth density and canopy cover. We observed four galago species and one potto, with community structure differing across sites. Dwarf galagos (Galagoides spp.) were significantly more abundant in moist forests and, in Calandula, Demidoff’s galago (G. demidovii) appeared to be restricted to gallery forest. Mohol galago (Galago moholi) occurred only in miombo woodland/gallery forest mosaic, and the potto (Perodicticus potto) was only present in moist forests. Abundance of Demidoff’s galago correlated with density of undergrowth vegetation. In sites where abundance of species was high all the strepsirrhines had a strong vertical separation in the use of vegetation, and in the other sites the niche partitioning was more related to habitat type. We hope this study will contribute as a baseline for future conservation work and research on these cryptic primates. Our research complied with the International Primatological Society (IPS) Guidelines for the Use of Nonhuman Primates in Research.
    No preview · Poster · Aug 2015

  • No preview · Conference Paper · Aug 2015

  • No preview · Conference Paper · Aug 2015