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A differential evolution (DE)-based partial transmit sequence (PTS) scheme for peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) reduction in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems has been proposed. PTS techniques can improve the PAPR statistics of an OFDM signals, but the considerable computational complexity for the required search through a high-dimensional vector space is a potential problem for the implementation in practical systems. The DE is an efficient and powerful population-based stochastic search technique for solving optimisation problems over continuous space, which has been widely applied in many scientific and engineering fields. Thus, to reduce the complexity for searching phase weight vector and to improve the PAPR statistics, the authors introduce DE, to search the optimal phase weight factors. The simulation results show that the proposed DE-based PTS obtains an excellent PAPR performance with a low computational complexity.