Journal History

2012 The inaugural issue was released and published as a quarterly journal.
2014 Biology was indexed by PubMed (NLM) and Scopus.
2016 The Biology Twitter account was established.
2018 The Travel Awards project was launched to support young researchers in the field.
2019 Biology was indexed by SCIE.
Biology established the following new sections:
  • Behavior Biology;
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology;
  • Bioinformatics;
  • Biological Engineering;
  • Biophysics;
  • Cell Biology;
  • Conservation Biology and Biodiversity;
  • Developmental Biology;
  • Ecology;
  • Evolutionary Biology;
  • Genetics and Genomics;
  • Immunology;
  • Marine Biology;
  • Microbiology;
  • Neuroscience;
  • Pharmacology;
  • Physiology;
  • Plant Science;
  • Proteomics;
  • Structural Biology;
  • Systems Biology;
  • Theoretical Biology;
  • Zoology.
2020 The journal received its first Impact Factor (3.796).
Biology established the following new sections:
  • Biological Education and Thinking;
  • Biometrics;
  • Biotechnology;
  • Climate Change Biology;
  • Infection Biology;
  • Cardiovascular Biology;
  • Medical Biology;
  • Synthetic Biology;
  • Cancer Biology.
2021 Biology has published its 1,000th paper.
Biology has launched Editor's Choice Articles on the journal's website.
Biology has established the following sections:
  • Chemical Biology;
  • Reproductive Biology;
  • Astrobiology;
  • Toxicology;
  • Metabolism.
Biology has established a 10th anniversary website.


2012–2020 Founding Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Chris O'Callaghan
2016–2020 Associate Editor: Prof. Dr. Jukka Finne
2019–2020 Associate Editor: Prof. Dr. Andrés Moya
2021–present Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Jukka Finne and Prof. Dr. Andrés Moya

Section Editor-in-Chief

2019–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Ettore Randi for the section on Conservation Biology and Biodiversity
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Jacques Demongeot for the section on Theoretical Biology
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. W. Brad Barbazuk for the section on Bioinformatics
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Yasuo Uchiyama for the section on Neuroscience
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Andrés Moya for the section on Evolutionary Biology
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. John R. Turner for the section on Marine Biology
2020–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Denis Noble for the section on Physiology
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Zed Rengel for the section on Plant Science
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Geert F. Wiegertjes for the section on Immunology
2021–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Jacek Z Kubiak for the section on Developmental Biology
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Malgorzata Kloc for the section on Cell Biology
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Pierre Devaux for the section on Biotechnology
2022–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Hang Fai Kwok for the section on Pharmacology
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