This collection comprises the editorial files of the scientific journal
Molecular Biology and Evolution from 1983-2002. Walter Fitch, UC Irvine professor and chairman of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, was
the founding editor of this journal. The collection documents the production and preparation of an international scientific
journal and the professional peer review process. Included are manuscripts (both accepted and rejected), galleys, editorial
reviews, correspondence, copies of issues of the journal, and subject files of the editor.
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their
heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.