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Volume 13,
Issue 3
March 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 700 institutions in 42 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.


Interdisciplinary public engagement: untapped potential? Janet Stott and Catarina Vicente

Janet Stott and Catarina Vicente make the case for interdisciplinary public engagement as a unique approach to enabling knowledge-exchange between researchers and audiences.

Meeting Review 

An ode to multidisciplinarity: the ‘Bacteria Orchestrate Life’ international meeting by Mohamed Jemaà

In this meeting review, Mohamed Jemaà highlights the power of collaboration and multidisciplinarity in bacteriology research.

Recently published in BiO

Victor Gonzalez and colleagues measured the response of foragers of six bee species to critical thermal maximum temperatures. Bees’ capacity to acclimate to heat is limited, underscoring the critical role of behavioral thermoregulation for avoidance of extreme temperatures.

Ivan Mestres and colleagues show that overexpression of nuclear envelope protein SLAP during mammalian development results in abnormal cortical lamination and reduced exploratory behaviour in young animals.

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