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.
Supporting early-career researchers
As a journal published by The Company of Biologists, BiO champions early-career researchers. We publish First Person interviews from first authors of our research papers, provide funds to sponsor early-career meetings, and create career development opportunities through our Meeting Reviews and Future Leader Reviews programs. Find out more about the practical solutions available to help this vital community navigate the first stages of their careers.
New Future Leader Reviews
Our understanding of the function and efficacy of animal colour patterns is largely shaped by stationary animals, although most animals are mobile in their search for food and mates. Thus, visual signalling involves not only animal colour patterns, but also animal motion and behaviour. The new Future Leader Review from Tan and Elgar details how motion is intricately linked to signalling and suggests avenues for future research.
In their review, Research culture: science from bench to society, Tim Van Den Bossche and his early-career researcher colleagues illustrate that a well-developed research culture can positively influence scientific developments.
Targeted mass spectrometry for monitoring of neural differentiation by Rita Sucha, Martina Kubickova, Jakub Cervenka, Marian Hruska-Plochan, Dasa Bohaciakova, Katerina Vodickova Kepkova, Tereza Novakova, Katerina Budkova, Andrej Susor, Martin Marsala, Jan Motlik, Hana Kovarova and Petr Vodicka
The authors developed an adaptable mass-spectrometry-based assay to assess the differentiation potential of human neural stem cells.
Energetics of whiskered bats in comparison to other bats of the family Vespertilionidae by Karoline H. Skåra, Claus Bech, Mari Aas Fjelldal, Jeroen van der Kooij, Rune Sørås and Clare Stawski
Research from Stawski et al. provides an increased understanding of the energetic costs faced by bats in thermally challenging environments along an environmental temperature gradient.