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.
BiO now 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 many participating institutions (including, among others, the Max Planck Digital Library and University of California).
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).
There is no need to reformat your manuscript.
Recently published in BiO
A kinase translocation reporter reveals real-time dynamics of ERK activity in Drosophila by Alice C. Yuen, Anadika R. Prasad, Vilaiwan M. Fernandes and Marc Amoyel
Amoyel et al. describe a kinase translocation reporter that can be applied in Drosophila to monitor ERK activity in real time and study the dynamics of ERK during development.
Ten years (and counting) of Biology Open by Steven Kelly
In a new Editorial, Editor-in-Chief Steve Kelly reviews the 10 years since BiO was launched and looks to the future.
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 Review
The importance of considering regulatory domains in genome-wide analyses – the nearest gene is often wrong! by Ellora Hui Zhen Chua, Samen Yasar and Nathan Harmston
Identifying which gene is the target of an enhancer is often accomplished by assigning it to the nearest gene. In their new Future Leader Review, Harmston and colleagues discuss how this heuristic can lead to incorrect predictions.