Biology Open (BiO) is an online Open Access journal that publishes peer-reviewed original research across all aspects of the biological sciences. BiO aims to provide rapid publication for scientifically sound observations and valid conclusions, without a requirement for perceived impact.
Authors are encouraged to submit work of appropriate scope and focus directly to BiO, in which case peer review will be undertaken and managed by an international board of research-active academic editors within each discipline, led by Editor-in-Chief Jordan Raff, and Deputy Editors Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis and John Speakman.
For authors who made their original submission to Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology or Disease Models & Mechanisms, there is a simple manuscript-transfer option should their paper not be accepted. Authors can request that their manuscripts be transferred for consideration in BiO. Under this service, existing peer review reports can be passed to BiO for a more-rapid publication decision. Where necessary, additional peer review may be undertaken.
We continue our new series of interviews with the first authors of articles published in BiO, giving authors the opportunity to promote themselves alongside their papers. In this issue we feature a record five interviews from our early-career authors.
- Gina Smith, University of Leeds, UK
- Vaibhav Pai, Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University, USA
- Rishel Vohnoutka, SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA
- Danielle Bower, University of Bern, Switzerland
- Nicole Myer, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, USA
Would you like to be featured? Details will be sent to the first author on acceptance of your paper in BiO. Submit your paper here.
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. In celebration, all five journals published by The Company of Biologist have contributed to a special collection on circadian rhythm research.
Featured in this collection is a Research Article published in BiO, in which Caroline Fabre and colleagues suggest that both the clock and light/dark cycles have input into the interpulse intervals of vibratory signals generated by the abdominal quivers of male Drosophila during courtship.
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Recent translational biology research highlights in BiO
Prohibitin-induced obesity leads to anovulation and polycystic ovary in mice
Sudharsana Rao Ande, Khanh Hoa Nguyen, Yang Xin Zi Xu and Suresh Mishra
Reprogrammable CRISPR/Cas9-based system for inducing site-specific DNA methylation
James I. McDonald, Hamza Celik, Lisa E. Rois, Gregory Fishberger, Tolison Fowler, Ryan Rees, Ashley Kramer, Andrew Martens, John R. Edwards and Grant A. Challen