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
BiO is committed to supporting early-career researchers.
Read a new Editorial from Editor-in-Chief Steve Kelly on the challenges and rewards of being an early-career researcher.
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 BiO fast-track option
Do you have a paper with reviews from another journal?
BiO editors will fast track your paper and give you an initial decision within one week.
Send us your manuscript together with the full set of reviews and decision letters, and we will make an initial decision in one week (or less).
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A new method to localise and quantify oxidative stress in live juvenile mussels by Natalí J. Delorme, Alfonso J. Schmidt, Leonardo N. Zamora, David J. Burritt and Norman L.C. Ragg
The authors present a new method to quantify reactive oxygen species in live mussels using image analysis. The unusual fixation step enables in situ staining, followed by image analysis in the laboratory.
Dynamic shapes of the zygote and two-cell mouse and human by Chris F. Graham, Shane Windsor, Anna Ajduk,Thanh Trinh, Anna Vincent, Celine Jones, Kevin Coward, Dilraj Kalsi, Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Karl Swann and Adrian L. R. Thomas
Mouse zygote morphokinetics were measured during interphase, the mitotic period, cytokinesis and two-cell stage. Sequences of rounder–distorted–rounder shapes were revealed, as were changing patterns of cross section area. Some of these movements were sporadically also seen in human zygotes.
Future Leader Reviews
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.
New Future Leader Reviews
In their review, Mariana Barrera-Velázquez and Luis Daniel Ríos-Barrera analyse the mechanisms that cells use to coordinate cell shape changes at the apical and basal compartments during morphogenesis.
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.