Science China Life Sciences is an academic journal cosponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and published by Science China Press. It is committed to publishing high-quality, original results in both basic and applied Life Science research.

It publishes authoritative reviews, high-quality original research papers, insight, letter to the editor, highlight, and news and views.

  • Offers high-quality, original results in both basic and applied Life Science research
  • Covers a wide range of topics in the field of Life Sciences, including biology, medicine, and agriculture and ecology
  • Cosponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Jiayang Li
Editorial Director
  • Kexing Hu
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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3.583 (2018)
Impact factor
2.846 (2018)
Five year impact factor
194,400 (2018)
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Electronic ISSN
1869-1889
Print ISSN
1674-7305
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  37. Zoological Record
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