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Volume 11,
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April 2022

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 sciences.

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BiO now included in Read & Publish agreements

From 2022, 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).

NEW BiO fast-track option

Do you have a paper with reviews from another journal?

BiO editors will fast track your paper and give you an initial decision within one week. 

Send us your manuscript together with the full set of reviews and decision letters, and we will make an initial decision in one week (or less).

There is no need to reformat your manuscript.

Find out more here. Submit to BiO here.

Recently published in BiO

NANOS3 suppresses premature spermatogonial differentiation to expand progenitors and fine-tunes spermatogenesis in mice by Hiroki Inoue, Takayuki Sakurai, Kazuteru Hasegawa, Atsushi Suzuki, and Yumiko Saga

Saga and colleagues demonstrated that NANOS3 functions as a timekeeper to prevent premature differentiation of spermatogonial progenitors in the mouse testis, enabling synchronized differentiation upon retinoic acid stimulation.

The genomic basis of host and vector specificity in non-pathogenic trypanosomatids by Guy R. Oldrieve, Beatrice Malacart, Javier López-Vidal and Keith R. Matthews

By comparing closely related non-pathogenic trypanosomes, Oldrieve et al. highlight differential investment in cell-surface protein encoding genes, and predict that this differential investment is associated with the life histories of their hosts and vectors.

Find out more about our Future Leader Reviews – an exclusive opportunity for early-career researchers who want to establish themselves in their field. Previously published Future Leader Reviews can be found here.

New Future Leader Review

The importance of considering regulatory domains in genome-wide analyses – the nearest gene is often wrong! by Ellora Hui Zhen Chua, Samen Yasar and Nathan Harmston

Identifying which gene is the target of an enhancer is often accomplished by assigning it to the nearest gene. In their new Future Leader Review, Harmston and colleagues discuss how this heuristic can lead to incorrect predictions.

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