Over the past decade, technological innovations in the sequencing and analysis of modern and ancient genomes have dramatically reshaped our understanding of human evolutionary history. For example, ancient DNA (aDNA) studies of extant and extinct hominin groups have revealed repeated episodes of archaic hominin admixture, increasingly detailed patterns of dispersal, population turnover, and genomic substrates of positive selection. This Special Topic will publish original research and review articles in the burgeoning area of paleogenomics and aDNA. Empirical, methodological, and theoretical studies in the following areas are welcome:
- Archaic hominin admixture;
- More recent admixture among modern human populations;
- Leveraging aDNA to make Inferences of human history or the evolutionary processes that have shaped extant patterns of genomic variation;
- Evolutionary history of Neanderthals or Denisovans;
- Software that facilitates analyses of modern and ancient DNA.
Advantages to contributing to this Special Topic include all publication fees have been waived, rapid publication, and HPGG is an Open Access journal, which increases the visibility, accessibility, and impact of your work.
Although we ask authors to be succinct, there is no restriction on the length of manuscripts, number of figures, tables, or references. Authors are free to use their discretion in deciding on the optimal length and number of display items to effectively communicate their work.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor been under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blinded peer-review process. A guide for manuscript submission is available at Submission Instructions.