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November 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.

Meeting Reviews

BiO publishes Meeting Reviews. These provide a platform to support the dissemination of and access to meeting content for the global biological sciences community. Any meeting or conference that has received funding support from The Company of Biologists is eligible to apply to publish a free Meeting Review in BiO.

Read our latest Meeting Review.

News from around the RNA world: new avenues in RNA biology, biotechnology and therapeutics from the 2022 SIBBM meeting by Virginia Brancato, Ilaria Brentari, Lucia Coscujuela Tarrero, Mattia Furlan, Francesco Nicassio and Michela A. Denti

A Review of the Italian Society of Biophysics and Molecular Biology (SIBBM) 17th yearly meeting, held in June 2022 in Rome, dedicated to the many fascinating aspects of RNA biology.

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.

Exploiting the potential of lung stem cells to develop pro-regenerative therapies by Robert E. Hynds

Lung regeneration by tissue-resident stem cells represents a therapeutic target to reverse the functional decline of lung tissue in respiratory diseases. This review covers approaches to improve regenerative outcomes by promoting the function of endogenous cells, creating a regeneration-competent microenvironment or applying exogenous stem cells in cell therapy approaches.

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