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 (2018 Scopus data): 3.31, which equals rank 5/95 (Q1) in 'Palaeontology', rank 68/591 (Q1) in 'Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics' and rank 43/189 (Q1) in 'General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology'.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2019).
  • 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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Special Issue in Life
Origin and Early Evolution of Photosynthesis Guest Editor: Armen Y. Mulkidjanian
Deadline: 31 May 2020
Special Issue in Life
Chemical Evolution of Organic Molecules in Solar System Small Bodies Guest Editors: Hikaru Yabuta, Joseph A. Nuth III, Ernesto Palomba
Deadline: 18 June 2020
Special Issue in Life
Evolution and Ecology of Rodentia Guest Editor: Vicente García-Navas
Deadline: 30 June 2020
Special Issue in Life
Advances in Fungal -Omics Guest Editor: Laura Selbmann
Deadline: 15 July 2020
Topical Collection in Life
What's on Board in the Journal Life Collection Editor: Paul Clarke
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