Journal updates

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.


    The completion of a PhD thesis often provides an excellent opportunity to offer significant new insights into research involving biosemiotics. As a student or early career researcher (defined as being up to two years after award of your PhD degree), you are encouraged to submit original research, a short communication, a review article, a perspective, book review or a historical essay for the following incentives: 1) a waiver of all color image publication charges; 2) a voucher for free access to any Springer publication in eBook form (up to a maximum value of 250 Euros/US dollars, and maximum one per year) in perpetuity; 3) article made freely accessible for 8 weeks after online first publication.

  • International Society for Biosemiotic Studies (ISBS)

    International Society for Biosemiotic Studies (ISBS)

    The purpose of the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies (ISBS) is to constitute an organizational framework for the collaboration among scholars dedicated to biosemiotic studies, and to propagate knowledge of this field of study to researchers in related areas, as well as to the public in general. Specifically, the ISBS will assure the organization of regular meetings on research into the semiotics of nature, as well as to promote all kinds of publication of scholarly work on the semiotics of life processes. 

    New Content Item

    Membership in the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies is only $10 per year and entitles members to discounts on new subscriptions to the journal Biosemiotics, as well as inclusion on the ISBS Mailing List announcing upcoming conferences, calls for papers, publication notices and events in biosemiotics.

    Become a member of the ISBS


    International Society for Biosemiotic Studies

  • Conference Announcements

    20th Gatherings in Biosemiotics, Department of General Linguistics, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic