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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