Life — Open Access Journal

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.
  • Open Access—free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: Covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) in Web of Science, as well as BIOSIS Previews and Scopus. Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • CiteScore (2019 Scopus data): 4.0, which equals rank 17/95 in 'Palaeontology', rank 147/629 in 'Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics', rank 65/196 in 'General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology' and rank 35/92 in 'Space and Planetary Science'.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020).
  • 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.
  • Testimonials: See what our authors say about Life
Impact Factor: 2.991 (2019)
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Special Issue in Life
Mechanisms and Therapeutics of Pain Guest Editors: Anna Maria Aloisi, Bamidele Victor Owoyele
Deadline: 30 September 2020
Special Issue in Life
Advances in Fungal -Omics Guest Editors: Laura Selbmann, Claudia Coleine
Deadline: 16 October 2020
Special Issue in Life
Cellular and Molecular Strategies in Cyanobacterial Survival Guest Editors: Iris Maldener, Khaled Selim
Deadline: 31 October 2020
Special Issue in Life
New Insights in Autoimmune Arthritis and Nephritis Guest Editors: Yuji Nozaki, Poh Yi Gan
Deadline: 15 November 2020
Topical Collection in Life
What's on Board in the Journal Life Collection Editor: Paul Clarke
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