Cladistics publishes high-quality research papers on systematics, encouraging debate on all aspects of the field, from philosophy, theory and methodology to empirical studies and applications in biogeography, coevolution, conservation biology, ontogeny, genomics and paleontology.

Cladistics is read by scientists working in the research fields of evolution, systematics and integrative biology and enjoys a consistently high position in the ISI(r) rankings for evolutionary biology.

Current Impact Factor: 4.309 (as of 30 April 2018)


Access to this journal is available free online within institutions in the developing world through the OARE Initiative (Online Access to Research in the Environment) in conjunction with UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme.

Online Early

Subscribing members and institutions can access advance proofs of articles accepted for publication in Cladistics through the Online Early section at Wiley Online Library.