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General information ?

  • Published by: Company of Biologists
  • ISSN: 2046-6390
  • Last checked date: 02/2020
  • Scope: All aspects of the biological sciences, including cell science, developmental biology and experimental biology. In addition, BiO publishes Methods & Techniques papers – peer-reviewed articles that describe a novel technique or an advance of an existing technique.
  • Additional free text: The paper should clearly address a non-trivial scientific question.
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  • Main subject area: Biology
  • Breadth of subject area: All of biology
  • Peer review?

  • Peer review type: Conventional
  • Peer review openness: Closed, single blind
  • Selectivity: Megajournal
  • 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: None
  • Access type: Full gold
  • Licence: All papers are CC BY
  • Level of APC: $1050-1600
  • Speed?

  • Speed to first decision: Less than a month
  • Speed from acceptance to publication: Unknown
  • Other?

  • Ownership of publisher: Company
  • Length restrictions: None
  • Provides altmetrics: Altmetric
  • CrossMark implemented: No
  • Has a 2015 impact factor: Yes
  • Copyedits: Optional