Biology — Open Access Journal

Biology (ISSN 2079-7737; CODEN: BBSIBX) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal of biological sciences published monthly 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 the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) in Web of Science, as well as BIOSIS Previews, Zoological Record and Scopus.
  • CiteScore (2018 Scopus data): 4.42, which equals rank 9/185 (Q1) in the category 'General Agricultural and Biological Sciences', rank 24/189 in 'General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology' (Q1) and rank 9/41 (Q1) in 'General Immunology and Microbiology'.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 21.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2019).
  • 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.
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Special Issue in Biology
ATP-dependent Chromatin Remodeler Guest Editor: Blaine Bartholomew
Deadline: 31 May 2020
Special Issue in Biology
Atherosclerosis, Ageing and Lipid Metabolism: From Gene to Phenotype to Integrated Analysis Guest Editors: Paolo Parini, Ewa Ehrenborg, Mats Eriksson
Deadline: 15 June 2020
Special Issue in Biology
Chromatin Dynamics Guest Editors: Ian Cowell, Caroline A. Austin
Deadline: 30 June 2020
Topical Collection in Biology
Fish Immunity: From Genomes to Functional Understanding Collection Editor: Brian Dixon
Topical Collection in Biology
Featured Student Papers Collection Editor: Sanford I. Bernstein
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