Journal History

2012 The inaugural issue was released. Biology was published as a quarterly journal.
2014 Biology was indexed in PubMed (NLM) and Scopus.
2016 The Biology Twitter account was established.
2018 Biology announced the first edition of the Travel Award.
2019 Biology was indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)—Web of Science.
Biology established the following sections:
  • Behavior Biology;
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology;
  • Bioinformatics;
  • Biophysics;
  • Cell Biology;
  • Conservation Biology and Biodiversity;
  • Developmental Biology;
  • Ecology;
  • Evolutionary Biology;
  • Genetics and Genomics;
  • Immunology;
  • Marine Biology;
  • Microbiology;
  • Neuroscience;
  • Physiology;
  • Plant Science;
  • Theoretical Biology;
  • Zoology.
2020 The journal received its first Impact Factor (3.796).
Biology established the following sections:
  • Biotechnology;
  • Infection Biology;
  • Medical Biology;
  • Cancer Biology.
2021 Biology published its 1,000th paper.
Biology launched Editor's Choice Articles on the journal's website.
Biology established the following sections:
  • Reproductive Biology;
  • Toxicology.
The year 2021 marked the 10th Anniversary of Biology.
2023 Behavior Biology was renamed as Behavioural Biology.
Theoretical Biology
 was renamed as Theoretical Biology and Biomathematics.


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

Section Editor-in-Chief

2019–2023 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Yasuo Uchiyama for the section on Neuroscience
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 and Biomathematics
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. W. Brad Barbazuk for the section on Bioinformatics
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
2020–2022 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Geert F. Wiegertjes for the section on Immunology
2020–2023 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Denis Noble for the section on Physiology
2020–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Zed Rengel for the section on Plant Science
2021–2023 Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Pierre Devaux for the section on Biotechnology
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
2022–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Panayiotis Dimitrakopoulos for the section on Ecology
Section Editor-in-Chief: 
Prof. Dr. Vincent L. Bels for the section on Zoology
2023–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Oswaldo Palenzuela for the section on Infection Biology
Section Editor-in-Chief:
 Prof. Dr. Michael Fromm for the section on Physiology
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Judith Klein-Seetharaman for the section on Biophysics
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Carol C. Shoulders for the section on Genetics and Genomics
2024–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Natalia Osna for the section on Immunology
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