Biology Direct

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Biology Direct

General information ?

Published by:

BioMed Central

ISSN:

1745-6150

Last checked date:

03/2020

Scope:

"Biology Direct serves the life science research community as an open access, peer-reviewed online 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 and reviews in subject areas currently identified as those most conducive to the open review approach, primarily those with a significant non-experimental component." Currently the journal has sections covering Bioinformatics, Evolutionary Biology, Genomics, Mathematical Biology, Non-coding DNA & RNA, Structural & Molecular biology, Systems Biology and Cell Biology.

Additional free text:

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. Website Instructions for authors

Subject?

Main subject area:

Biology

Breadth of subject area:

Top level subject

Peer review?

Peer review type:

Biology Direct special type

Peer review openness:

Reports published with names

Selectivity:

Somewhat selective (IF ~3-8)

Open access?

Free to read option:

Paper can be free for anyone to read

Allows green OA:

Not applicable as gold

Has waivers:

Yes

Has membership system:

Institutional membership

Access type:

Full gold

Licence:

All papers are CC BY

Level of APC:

$1600-2500

Speed?

Speed to first decision:

Less than 6 months

Speed from acceptance to publication:

Less than a month

Other?

Ownership of publisher:

Company

Length restrictions:

None

Provides altmetrics:

Altmetric

CrossMark implemented:

No

Has a 2015 impact factor:

Yes

Copyedits:

No