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Volume 13,
Issue 5
May 2024

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 Daniel Gorelick, 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 850 institutions in 49 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 Articles 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.

Hear from BiO authors who have already benefitted from publishing in BiO under a Read & Publish agreement.

Meeting Review 

In between enjoying finger foods in the summer breeze on the charming Greek island of Spetses, delegates at the European Summer School on Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine learned about important concepts and recent advances, and debated fundamental questions underlying stem cell research, developmental biology, and regenerative medicine.

Recently published in BiO

Researchers in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Utah used single-cell transcriptional profiling to compare cardiac injury responses in zebrafish and medaka to explore the hidden cellular features underpinning regenerative potential in these seemingly similar vertebrates.

Tim Andries and colleagues were surprised to find only a weak correlation between songbirds' seed preferences and how efficiently they de-husked them, suggesting either that the ability to handle seeds efficiently can be readily applied across various seed types, or that seed-specific handling skills do not require extensive practice.


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