Biology (ISSN 2079-7737; CODEN: BBSIBX) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal of biological sciences published monthly online by MDPI.  
  • Open Access—free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central. Covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) in Web of Science, as well as BIOSIS Previews, Zoological Record and Scopus.
  • CiteScore (2019 Scopus data): 6.2, which equals rank 14/203 (Q1) in the category 'General Agricultural and Biological Sciences', rank 36/197 in 'General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology' (Q1) and rank 10/45 (Q1) in 'General Immunology and Microbiology'.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17.4 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 3.796 (2019)
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Extremophilic Archaea Guest Editors: Nils-Kåre Birkeland, Yoshizumi Ishino
Deadline: 31 March 2021
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Deadline: 16 April 2021
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Plant-Pathogen Interaction Guest Editors: Maria Doroteia Campos, Maria do Rosário Félix
Deadline: 30 April 2021
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Deadline: 20 May 2021
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