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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.

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As part of a new biodiversity initiative from The Company of Biologists, BiO now plants a native tree in a UK forest for each published Research and Review article. We are also funding the restoration and preservation of ancient woodland and dedicating these trees to our peer reviewers. All of these trees are represented together in a virtual forest.

Read the Editorial to find out more about the launch of this initiative.

BiO included in Read & Publish agreements

Over 600 institutions in 40 countries have a Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists. BiO is included in those agreements with the five-journal package.

Corresponding authors at institutions with the five-journal package can publish an uncapped number of Open Access Research and Methods & Techniques Articles in BiO (and the other Company journals) without paying the Article Processing Charge.

Find out whether your institution has a Read & Publish agreement that includes BiO and whether you can publish in BiO for free.

Meeting Review

New horizons of microphysiological systems: India forging its path in human-relevant research by Surat Parvatam, Kasturi Mahadik, Anushka Banerjee, Kadambari Patil, V. Radha, Madhusudhana Rao

Parvatam and colleagues elaborate on India's first meeting focused on microphysiological systems and describe how they hope to usher in a new era of 3D biology in the country.

A Year at the Forefront Review

A Year at the Forefront of Bacterial Defense Systems Against Neutrophilic Oxidants by Sadia Sultana and Jan-Ulrik Dahl

This A Year at the Forefront Review sheds light on the most recent developments in the study of bacterial response to and defence against reactive oxygen and chlorine species.

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Recently published in BiO

Impaired fin regeneration and angiogenesis in aged zebrafish and turquoise killifish by Johanna Örling, Katri Kosonen, Jenna Villman, Martin Reichard and Ilkka Paatero

Zebrafish and turquoise killifish are complementary models for aging studies. Aging reduced angiogenesis in regenerating caudal fin and anti-angiogenic pharmacological treatment reduced regeneration of aged caudal fin.

Zika virus-induces metabolic alterations in fetal neuronal progenitors that could influence in neurodevelopment during early pregnancy by Javier Gilbert-Jaramillo, Ujang Purnama, Zoltán Molnár and William S. James

Distinct metabolic alterations in neuronal progenitors at different stages of maturation during ZIKV infection might explain the pathophysiology during each trimester and highlight the therapeutic potential of metabolic remodelling.

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