Biology — Open Access Journal

Biology (ISSN 2079-7737; CODEN: BBSIBX) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal of biological sciences 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, Zoological Record and Scopus.
  • CiteScore 2017 (Scopus): 3.48, which equals rank 12/177 (Q1) in the category 'General Agricultural and Biological Sciences.'
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 25 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 10.4 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.

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Biology
Top 35 of Biology Travel Awards 2018 Guest Editors: Chris O'Callaghan, Jukka Finne, Arthur J.L. Cooper
Deadline: 31 October 2018
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Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Ageing and Diseases of Ageing Guest Editor: Richard H. Haas
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Special Issue in Biology
New Players in Adipocyte Biology Guest Editors: Jacqueline M. Stephens, Matthew J. Brady
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Special Issue in Biology
Extremophilic Archaea Guest Editors: Nils-Kåre Birkeland, Yoshizumi Ishino
Deadline: 31 December 2018
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