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July 2022

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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BiO included in Read & Publish agreements

From 2022, BiO is included in many of the Read & Publish agreements offered by The Company of Biologists. This enables discounted or fee-free publication of an uncapped number of Research articles in BiO for corresponding authors at participating institutions (including, among others, the Max Planck Digital Library and University of California).

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).

There is no need to reformat your manuscript.

Find out more here. Submit to BiO here.

Recently published in BiO

Minimal functional domains of the core polarity regulator Dlg  by Mark J. Khoury and David Bilder

Khoury and Bilder show that a minimal SH3-HOOK fragment of Dlg is sufficient to support epithelial polarity through mechanisms independent of the PP1 phosphatase.

A guide to preprinting for early-career researchers  by Cassandra L. Ettinger, Madhumala K. Sadanandappa, Kıvanç Görgülü, Karen L. Coghlan, Kenneth K. Hallenbeck and Iratxe Puebla

Are you an early-career researcher considering preprinting, but unsure how to approach conversations about the possibility? Ettinger and colleagues discuss preprinting and provide tips to enable you to take ownership over the process.

Supporting early-career researchers with Review opportunities

Find out more about our A Year at the Forefront articles – BiO's latest opportunity for early-career researchers. Read our first article: A Year at the Forefront of Engineering Photosynthesis by Sophie L. Johnson. Why not join Sophie and send us your proposal.

Future Leader Reviews are 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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