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Volume 10,
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April 2021

Biology Open (BiO) is an Open Access journal that supports the community of biologists through the publication of peer-reviewed original research across all aspects of the biological sciences. We aim to provide rapid peer review and publication of scientifically sound results and conclusions, without a requirement for perceived impact. BiO also aspires to promote a peer-review system that is timely, thorough, constructive and fair.

Authors are encouraged to submit work of appropriate scope directly to BiO. Editorial decisions are made by an international board of research-active academic Editors, led by Editor-in-Chief Steven Kelly and supported by Deputy Editors Cathy Jackson and Yishi Jin.

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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.

Recent highlights

Visualization of X chromosome reactivation in mouse primordial germ cells in vivo by Yoshikazu Haramoto, Mino Sakata and Shin Kobayashi

Imaging of mouse X chromosome activities reveals that they undergo reprogramming and reactivation while the primordial germ cells form clusters and proliferate in the genital ridge.

Validating accelerometry-derived proxies of energy expenditure using the doubly labelled water method in the smallest penguin species by G. J. Sutton, J. A. Botha, J. R. Speakman and J. P. Y. Arnould

Sutton et al. investigated and validated the use of animal-borne accelerometers to measure energy expenditure in the smallest penguin species.

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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.

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