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.
News from the BiO team
Two-way integration with bioRxiv
Authors depositing a manuscript in bioRxiv can now transfer their paper directly to BiO through a simple transfer portal.
Just announced from Washington D.C.
BiO Deputy Editor John Speakman has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): “For distinguished scientific contributions and theoretical innovations in the study of energy balance and its impact on aging, obesity, ecology and evolution.” Congratulations to John.