Life (ISSN 2075-1729; CODEN: LBSIB7) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of scientific studies related to fundamental themes in life sciences, published monthly online by MDPI. The Astrobiology Society of Britain (ASB) is affiliated with Life and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
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  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Biology) / CiteScore - Q1 (Paleontology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 1.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
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  • Companion journals for Materials include: Gastroenterology Insights and Physiologia.
Impact Factor: 2.991 (2019)
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Topic in Life, Entropy
Stochastic Models and Experiments in Ecology and Biology Editor-in-Chief: Sandro Azaele
Deadline: 20 September 2021
Topic in Life, Forensic Sciences
The Impact of the Human Microbiome and Proteome in Forensic Science Editor-in-Chief: Isabel Legaz Pérez
Deadline: 15 October 2021
Special Issue in Life
Mechanical Forces in the Cell Guest Editors: Pietro Mascheroni, Haralambos Hatzikirou
Deadline: 22 April 2021
Special Issue in Life
ATP Release in Health and Disease Guest Editors: Ryszard Grygorczyk, Francis Boudreault
Deadline: 30 April 2021
Special Issue in Life
Transcription-Associated Genetic Instability Guest Editor: Belén Gómez González
Deadline: 14 May 2021
Special Issue in Life
Hosts as Ecosystems: Processes That Shape Microbiomes Guest Editor: Peter Deines
Deadline: 28 May 2021
Topical Collection in Life
COVID-19 and Life Collection Editor: Nicola Coppola
Topical Collection in Life
Advances in Exercise Biomechanics and Physiology Collection Editor: Jose Priego-Quesada
Topical Collection in Life
What's on Board in the Journal Life Collection Editor: Paul Clarke
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