Biology Open (BiO) is an Open Access journal that publishes rigorously conducted high-quality research across the breadth of the biological and biomedical sciences. It provides timely, thorough, constructive and fair peer review, with a focus on supporting researchers and reducing the pain to publish.
Our international board of research-active academic Editors, led by Editor-in-Chief Steven Kelly, comprises leaders in their respective fields. The BiO team is committed to Open Access publishing as a mechanism to widen access, promote equality and ensure sustainability in publishing in the biological and biomedical sciences.
Appointing a new Editor-in-Chief for Biology Open
The Company of Biologists is seeking to appoint a new Editor-in-Chief (EiC) for BiO.
The recruitment process will be led by members of The Company of Biologists' Board of Directors: Julian Burke, Jane Langdale, Laura Machesky and Steve Royle.
We are seeking a creative EiC with knowledge and vision about current Open Access publishing models and an eye to the future of scientific publishing. The EiC will have substantial freedom to drive the strategic direction of the journal, in collaboration with the Company Board of Directors and the journal Editors.
The EiC is the figurehead of the journal and will be responsible for raising the journal’s profile within the community, and ensuring that content published meets the editorial strategy and policies of the journal.
The successful candidate will be innovative, and should have the vision to ensure that the journal is forward-looking and reflects the requirements of scientists within the Open Access publishing environment.
Find out more about the role and how to apply.
BiO included in Read & Publish agreements
BiO is included in many of the Read & Publish agreements offered by The Company of Biologists. This enables discounted or fee-free publication of an uncapped number of Research articles in BiO for corresponding authors at participating institutions (including, among others, the Max Planck Digital Library and University of California).
Future Leader Review
The factory, the antenna and the scaffold: the three-way interplay between the Golgi, cilium and extracellular matrix underlying tissue function by Nicola L. Stevenson
This review aims to consider the reciprocal relationship between the Golgi, cilium and extracellular matrix in tissue biology, and highlights the need for more integrated studies in this field.
A Year at the Forefront Review
A Year at the Forefront of Proteostasis and Aging by Maximilian A. Thompson and Evandro A. De-Souza
This A Year at the Forefront Review summarises key findings and new datasets in the intersection of proteostasis and aging, with a focus on articles and preprints published between November 2021 and October 2022.
Recently published in BiO
Home ranges, directionality and the influence of moon phases on the movement ecology of Indian flying fox males in southern India by Baheerathan Murugavel, Sripathi Kandula, Hema Somanathan, Almut Kelber
Using GPS telemetry, Kelber and colleagues mapped the home ranges and flight patterns of Pteropus giganteus males in southern India. They hope these data will also help conservation efforts.
Development of the dictyostelid Polysphondylium violaceum does not require secreted cAMP by Yoshinori Kawabe and Pauline Schaap
Despite evidence that secreted cAMP is widely used by most Dictyostelia to control morphogenesis and cell differentiation, Kawabe and Schaap show that Polysphondylium violaceum does not require genes responsible for detection, synthesis and degradation of secreted cAMP.
Supporting BiO's community
Euglena International Network (EIN): Driving euglenoid biotechnology for the benefit of a challenged world
Members of the Euglena International Network describe how euglenoids show great promise to benefit our world, as biofuels, robotics design simulators, cancer treatments and food nutritional agents, but the absence of reference genomes currently limits the realization of these benefits.