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, especially those concerned with the origins of life and evolution of biosystems, synthetic biology and astrobiology and is published quarterly 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 2017 (Scopus): 3.24, which equals rank 3/94 (Q1) in 'Palaeontology', rank 65/562 (Q1) in 'Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics' and rank 37/187 (Q1) in 'General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology'.
  • Open Peer-Review: authors have the option for all reviewer comments and editorial decisions to be published along with the final paper. For more, see: Editorial, Paper with Review Comments.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 19.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.3 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2018).
  • 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

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