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.
The Forest of Biologists
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.
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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.
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Gatekeeping at BiO by Daniel Gorelick
BiO Editor-in-Chief Dan Gorelick outlines the criteria by which articles submitted to BiO are assessed, as part of initiatives to increase transparency of journal ‘gatekeeping’.
Empowering tomorrow's leaders: the impact of the 15th Network of Young Researchers in Andrology (NYRA) meeting on male reproductive health and interdisciplinary collaboration by Daniel Marcu, Dorte L. Egeberg, Guillaume Richer, Brendan Houston, Emily Delgouffe, Gülizar Saritas, Omar Ammar, Lydia Wehrli, Cyril Djari and Alberto de la Iglesia
The 15th NYRA meeting played a crucial role in enhancing knowledge dissemination and andrology research, empowering young researchers, and addressing key challenges in male infertility.
Recently published in BiO
The Nucleosome Remodelling and Deacetylation complex coordinates the transcriptional response to lineage commitment in pluripotent cells by Bertille Montibus, Ramy Ragheb, Evangelia Diamanti, Sara-Jane Dunn, Nicola Reynolds and Brian Hendrich
The nucleosome remodelling and deacetylation (NuRD) complex is essential for pluripotent cells to successfully undergo lineage commitment. Hendrich et al. show that NuRD suppresses transcriptional noise, primes genes for activation and coordinates the transcriptional response in individual cells during exit from naive pluripotency.
Controlled expression of avian pre-migratory fattening influences indices of innate immunity by Marcin Tobolka, Zuzanna Zielińska, Leonida Fusani, Nikolaus Huber, Ivan Maggini, Gianni Pola and Valeria Marasco
Work from Marasco and colleagues indicates that migratory birds undergo changes in immunity as they accumulate energy stores for migratory flight. They propose that this could be due to competing or trade-off processes between metabolic remodelling and innate immune system function.