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Biology Direct

Biology Direct

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

ISSN: 1745-6150 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13062

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

As an author driven, open peer-review journal, Biology Direct provides authors and readers with a transparent alternative to the traditional model of peer review. By making the peer review process open rather than anonymous and making the reviewer’s reports public, Biology Direct looks to bolster productive scientific debate. The journal publishes in the following sections; bioinformatics, evolutionary biology, genomics, mathematical biology, non-coding DNA & RNA, structural and molecular biology and systems biology.

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Impact Factor: 2.649 (2017) * 

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Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Medline, PubMedCentral, SCOPUS, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Google Scholar, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, DOAJ, EBSCO Academic Search, EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection, EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCO STM Source, EBSCO TOC Premier, OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service, ProQuest-ExLibris Primo, ProQuest-ExLibris Summon, Zoological Record

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    2017 Impact Factor
  • 2.649
  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    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, in an aim to bolster productive scientific debate.

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