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.
Join the BiO Editor team
Previous editorial experience as an Editor is not required, just a passion for the biological and biomedical sciences and an interest in advocating for early-career researchers.
If you are an active researcher in a relevant research group or program, why not consider applying by 31 December 2021. Find out more about the role and how to apply.
BiO publishes First Person interviews from first authors of our research papers, provides funds to sponsor early-career meetings, and creates career development opportunities through our Meeting Reviews and Future Leader Reviews programs.
New Future Leader Reviews
In her review, Tania Martins-Marques describes how the finely tuned interplay of distinct intercellular communication mechanisms is required for both homeostasis and remodeling of the diseased heart. This knowledge could inform the development of therapeutic strategies.
In addition, Aaron Savage and colleagues discuss how understanding that germline and stem cell specification might differ between species may have important implications for regenerative medicine and the future of stem cell biology.
Eye morphogenesis in the blind Mexican cavefish by Lucie Devos, François Agnès, Joanne Edouard, Victor Simon, Laurent Legendre, Naima El Khallouki, Sosthène Barbachou, Frédéric Sohm and Sylvie Rétaux
The authors show that the developing embryonic eye of the blind Mexican cavefish suffers multiple tissue morphogenesis and cell behaviour defects that lead to coloboma.
Efficient induction and sustenance of pluripotent stem cells from bovine somatic cells by Viju Vijayan Pillai, Prasanthi P. Koganti, Tiffany G. Kei, Shailesh Gurung, W. Ronald Butler and Vimal Selvaraj
Overcoming the stable epigenome of bovine cells, and uncovering precise early embryo self-renewal mechanisms enabled expansion of authentic induced pluripotent stem cells in vitro.