Biology Direct

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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.
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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