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Biology Direct

Biology Direct

Editor-in-Chief: E. Koonin; D. Lipman; L.F. Landweber

ISSN: 1745-6150 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13062

BioMed Central

Open access BioMed Central
  • Author-driven, open peer review
  • Increased reviewer responsibility
  • Full transparency for authors and readers

Biology Direct serves the life science research community as an open access and author driven open peer-review journal, providing authors and readers with an alternative to the traditional model of peer review.

Biology Direct publishes in the following sections:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Genomics
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Non-coding DNA & RNA
  • Structural & Molecular biology
  • Systems Biology

Related subjects » Life Sciences

Impact Factor: 2.856 (2016) * 

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Medline, PubMedCentral, SCOPUS, EMBASE, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Google Scholar, EBSCO Discovery Service, CSA, Academic OneFile, Academic Search, ASFA, BIOSIS, CSA Environmental Sciences, OCLC, SCImago, Summon by ProQuest, Thomson Reuters (ISI)

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    Biology Direct serves the life science research community as an open access and author driven open peer review journal, providing authors and readers with an alternative to the traditional model of peer review. Biology Direct considers original research articles, hypotheses, comments, discovery notes, application notes and reviews in subject areas currently identified as those most conducive to the open review approach, primarily those with a significant non-experimental component.

    The key aim of Biology Direct is to provide authors and readers with a novel system of peer review. This includes making the author responsible for selecting potentially suitable reviewers for their manuscript, from the journal's Editorial Board; making the peer review process open rather than anonymous; and making the reviewers' reports public, thus increasing the responsibility of the referees and eliminating sources of abuse in the refereeing process.

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