Life — Open Access Journal of Origins and Evolution of Life

Life (ISSN 2075-1729; CODEN: LBSIB7) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal of scientific studies related to fundamental themes in Life Sciences, especially those concerned with the origins of life and evolution of biosystems, and is published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access - free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central. Covered by BIOSIS Previews and Scopus.
  • CiteScore 2016 (Scopus): 2.95, which equals rank 5/92 (Q1) in 'Palaeontology', rank 25/65 (Q1) in 'Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics' and rank 36/186 (Q1) in 'General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology'.
  • Open Peer-Review: authors have the option for all reviewer comments and editorial decisions to be published along with the final paper. For more, see: Editorial, Paper with Review Comments.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 21 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 2017).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Testimonials: See what our authors say about Life

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Life
Geochemistry and the Origin of Life Guest Editor: André Brack
Deadline: 31 May 2018
Special Issue in Life
Minerals and Origins of Life Guest Editors: Jean-Francois Lambert, Maguy Jaber
Deadline: 1 August 2018
Special Issue in Life
Approaches toward Artificial Cell Construction and Applications Guest Editor: Norikazu Ichihashi
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Special Issue in Life
Evolution of Mutualistic Symbiosis Guest Editors: Amparo Latorre, Rosario Gil
Deadline: 30 September 2018

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