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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 publishing fees paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central. Covered by Scopus: papers published in Life in 2013 and 2014 have been cited 1.9 times, on average, in 2015 (SJR Scimago).
  • 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 31 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 2015).
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Special Issue in Life
The Origin and Evolution of the Genetic Code: 100th Anniversary Year of the Birth of Francis Crick Guest Editor: Koji Tamura
Deadline: 15 January 2017
Special Issue in Life
The Landscape of the Emergence of Life Guest Editor: Sohan Jheeta
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Special Issue in Life
Phosphorus (P) and the Origins of Life Guest Editor: Terry Kee
Deadline: 30 April 2017
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