Journal History

2011 Inaugural issue was released, Life was published as a quarterly journal
2013 Life was indexed in Scopus
May 2014 Life has an open peer-review option
November 2014 Life was indexed in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)
December 2018 Life became an affiliated journal of The Astrobiology Society of Britain (ASB) 
February 2019 Life was indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) - Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)
2020 Life adopted a monthly publication schedule
Life announced the first edition of the Young Investigators Award
Life announced the first edition of the Best Paper Awards
June 2020 Life received its first Impact Factor (2.991)

Editors-in-Chief

2011 Founding Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Marie-Paul Bassez
2011– Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Helga Stan-Lotter for Section “Life Sciences”
2011–2013 Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Antonio Bianconi for Section “Physics”
2014 Editor-in-Chief Prof. Pabulo H. Rampelotto
2014– Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. William Bains for Section “Hypotheses in the Life Sciences”
2016–2018 Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. David Deamer
2018–2019 Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Ulrich Muller
2020– Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Ron Elber for Section “Biochemistry, Biophysics and Computational Biology”
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Bruce J. Nicholson for Section “Biochemistry, Biophysics and Computational Biology”
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Katalin Prokai-Tatrai for Section “Medical Research”
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Ramón Cacabelos for Section “Pharmaceutical Sciences”
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Andrew Pohorille for Section “Astrobiology”
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Stefano Gianni for Section “Proteins and Proteomics”
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Lluís Ribas de Pouplana for Section “Genetics and Genomics Research”
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Koichiro Tamura for Section “Evolutionary Biology”
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Nicola Smania for Section “Physiology and Pathology”
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