Society for the Study of Mammalian Evolution (SSME)

The Journal of Mammalian Evolution is a multidisciplinary journal devoted to studies on the comparative morphology, molecular biology, paleobiology, genetics, developmental and reproductive biology, biogeography, systematics, ethology and ecology, and population dynamics of mammals and the ways that these diverse data can be analyzed for the reconstruction of mammalian evolution. The journal publishes high-quality peer-reviewed original articles and reviews derived from both laboratory and field studies. The journal serves as an international forum to facilitate communication among researchers in the multiple fields that contribute to our understanding of mammalian evolutionary biology. Journal of Mammalian Evolution is the official journal of the Society for the Study of Mammalian Evolution (SSME).

Editor: John R. Wible, Section of Mammals, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

The Journal of Mammalian Evolution is published quarterly by Springer.

Joining the Society for the Study of Mammalian Evolution:

A print subscription to the Journal of Mammalian Evolution is included with annual membership in the SSME (at a substantial savings). Membership does not currently include access to the online version of the JME. Anyone wishing to join the Society or renew their membership should send a payment through PayPal. With PayPal, you can send funds electronically from a credit card or bank account. Login to PayPal (you must open an account if you do not already have one) and send a payment for $45 to In the subject line, please include your name and whether you are joining the SSME or renewing your membership. If you are joining or renewing a membership on behalf of someone else, list their name rather than your own. If you are joining the SSME, please include your current mailing address and a phone number in the body of the message. This is not necessary if you are renewing and your information has not changed since last year. You will receive an email acknowledgment once your payment has been received, typically within two weeks. You can also pay by check, though PayPal is preferred. Make your check out to the SSME for $45 and send it to the address below.

Address changes or questions regarding membership or dues for the SSME should be directed to the Treasurer, Darin Croft:

Darin A. Croft, SSME Treasurer
Dept. of Anatomy, School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-4930 U.S.A.
Phone: (216) 368-5268

Other officers of the SSME include:

Christine Janis, SSME President
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Box G-B207 Brown University
Providence RI 02912, USA
Phone: (401) 863-2215

Hans-Dieter Sues, SSME Vice President
Department of Paleobiology
Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012, MRC 121
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Phone: (202) 633-1355

More information about the Journal of Mammalian Evolution can be found on the Springer web site.