American Journal of Primatology

The American Journal of Primatology publishes original research reports, scholarly reviews, commentaries and manuscripts called New Approaches on all topics relevant to the study of primates, including anatomy, behavior, development, ecology, evolution, genetics, nutrition, physiology, reproduction, systematics, conservation, husbandry, and use in biomedical research. Since 2018, Karen Bales of the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Davis has served as the Executive Editor of the American Journal of Primatology (email address: All submissions to the American Journal of Primatology must be submitted through Manuscript Central via the AJP journal homepage. There you will find a link for “Online Submission”. Using that link, the corresponding author will be instructed to create a user account. Once that account is created, manuscripts are to be submitted through “Author Center”. After the manuscript has been successfully submitted, authors will receive an automated email reply which will be followed up by an email from the AJP executive editor acknowledging receipt of the manuscript. 

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One award is given annually to the best paper first-authored by a student and published in the American Journal of Primatology, the journal of the American Society of Primatologists. Each eligible paper is reviewed by three members of the AJP Editorial Board. Award recipients are given $425 and a one-year membership in the American Society of Primatologists. Recipients are listed below along with the year of publication, co-authors (if any), and title of the paper.

  • 2020: Tom S. Roth, Rianti, P., Fredriksson G.M., Wich S.A., and Novak M.G. Grouping behavior of Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii) and Tapanuli orangutans (Pongo tapanuliensis) living in forest with low fruit abundance. American Journal of Primatology, 82(5): e23123.
  • 2021: Daniel Alempijevic, Boliabo E.M., Coates K.F., Hart T.B., Hart J.A., and Detwiler K.M. A natural history of Chlorocebus dryas from camera traps in Lomami National Park and its buffer zone, Democratic Republic of the Congo, with notes on the species status of Cercopithecus salongo. American Journal of Primatology, 83(6): e23261.
  • 2022: Sasha L. Winkler and Perry S.E. The development of sex differences in play in wild white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). American Journal of Primatology, 84(11): e23434.

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Featured Article by an ASP Member

Throughout the year, ASP will feature an article published in the American Journal of Primatology that was authored by a member of the Society. Wiley has agreed to make the entire article freely available for a period of three months.

March 2024: A call-to-action to assist in efforts to protect owl monkeys (Aotus spp.)

Authors: Christy K. Wolovich, Sam Shanee, Angela M. Maldonado, Pedro G. Méndez-Carvajal, Juan P. Perea-Rodriguez, Sebastian Tabares, Alba Garcia de la Chica, and Siân Evans

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