Best Paper Award

The Biology Best Paper Award is granted annually to highlight publications of high quality, scientific significance, and extensive influence. The evaluation committee members choose three articles of exceptional quality that were published in the journal the previous year and announce them online by the end of June.

The Prize:
– Two research articles and one review will be selected.
– Each winner will receive CHF 500, a certificate, and a free voucher for article processing fees valid for one year.


Biology Best Paper Award
Winner announcement: 30 June 2025

Eligibility and Requirements

– All papers published in Biology will be eligible (both regular and Special Issue submissions).

Selection Criteria

– Scientific merit and broad impact;
– Originality of the research objectives and/or the ideas presented;
– Creativity of the study design or uniqueness of the approaches and concepts;
– Clarity of presentation;
– Citations and downloads.
Past Winners


27 pages, 3942 KiB  
Overview and Update on Extracellular Vesicles: Considerations on Exosomes and Their Application in Modern Medicine
by Maria Antonietta Di Bella
Biology 2022, 11(6), 804; - 24 May 2022
17 pages, 4091 KiB  
Sexual Dimorphism in Extracellular Matrix Composition and Viscoelasticity of the Healthy and Inflamed Mouse Brain
by Clara Sophie Batzdorf, Anna Sophie Morr, Gergely Bertalan, Ingolf Sack, Rafaela Vieira Silva and Carmen Infante-Duarte
Biology 2022, 11(2), 230; - 31 Jan 2022
19 pages, 4773 KiB  
Long Noncoding RNA GAS5 Contained in Exosomes Derived from Human Adipose Stem Cells Promotes Repair and Modulates Inflammation in a Chronic Dermal Wound Healing Model
by Rekha S. Patel, Sabrina Impreso, Ashley Lui, Gitanjali Vidyarthi, Paul Albear and Niketa A. Patel
Biology 2022, 11(3), 426; - 11 Mar 2022

Award Committee

Prof. Andrés Moya Chairman
University of València
Dr. Zdenko Rengel
The University of Western Australia
Dr. Malgorzata Kloc
Prof. Jacek Z. Kubiak


19 pages, 4506 KiB  
Phylogenomic Analyses of the Genus Pseudomonas Lead to the Rearrangement of Several Species and the Definition of New Genera
by Zaki Saati-Santamaría, Ezequiel Peral-Aranega, Encarna Velázquez, Raúl Rivas and Paula García-Fraile
Biology 2021, 10(8), 782; - 16 Aug 2021
16 pages, 1609 KiB  
Oxidative Pentose Phosphate Pathway Enzyme 6-Phosphogluconate Dehydrogenase Plays a Key Role in Breast Cancer Metabolism
by Ibrahim H. Polat, Míriam Tarrado-Castellarnau, Rohit Bharat, Jordi Perarnau, Adrian Benito, Roldán Cortés, Philippe Sabatier and Marta Cascante
Biology 2021, 10(2), 85; - 23 Jan 2021
10 pages, 1012 KiB  
The Unfolded Protein Response: An Overview
by Adam Read and Martin Schröder
Biology 2021, 10(5), 384; - 29 Apr 2021


Gail D. Schwieterman
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, USA
Michael H. Hastings
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Division of Neurobiology, CB2 0QH Cambridge, UK

Award Committee

Prof. Andrés Moya Chairman
University of València
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