Biology Open (BiO) is an online Open Access journal that publishes peer-reviewed original research across all aspects of the biological sciences. BiO aims to provide rapid publication for scientifically sound observations and valid conclusions, without a requirement for perceived impact.
Authors are encouraged to submit work of appropriate scope and focus directly to BiO, in which case peer review will be undertaken and managed by an international board of research-active academic editors within each discipline, led by Editor-in-Chief Jordan Raff, and Deputy Editors Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis and John Speakman.
For authors who made their original submission to Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology or Disease Models & Mechanisms, there is a simple manuscript-transfer option should their paper not be accepted. Authors can request that their manuscripts be transferred for consideration in BiO. Under this service, existing peer review reports can be passed to BiO for a more-rapid publication decision. Where necessary, additional peer review may be undertaken.
Boosting niacin in the diet may be of benefit in early-onset Parkinson’s disease
A video from the MRC Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester tells the story of their recent BiO paper, which shows that vitamin B3/niacin-based dietary interventions and PARP inhibition suppress mitochondrial dysfunction and are neuroprotective in a fly model of Parkinson's disease.