10th Anniversary of Biology

The year 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Biology, a peer-reviewed open access journal on biological sciences. Biology has published more than 1200 papers from more than 8300 authors. We are grateful to every author, reviewer, and academic editor whose support has made us where we are today. To celebrate this 10th anniversary, we are arranging a series of special content and events. We hope you can join us in celebrating this milestone for our journal and enjoy the collection below.

A Network of Biology from Editors

Development and Achievements

View the 10-year timeline infographic here. Trace the development of Biology from its origins with remarkable events.

The inaugural issue is released and published as a quarterly journal.

Founding Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Chris O'Callaghan.

Biology is indexed by PubMed (NLM) and Scopus.

The journal Twitter account (@Biology_MDPI) is established.

Prof. Dr. Jukka Finne served as Associate Editor.

The Travel Awards project is launched to support young researchers in the field.

Biology is indexed by SCI.

Biology established the following new sections:

Behavior Biology; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics; Biological Engineering; Biophysics; Cell Biology; Conservation Biology and Biodiversity; Developmental Biology; Ecology; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Immunology; Marine Biology; Microbiology; Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Physiology; Plant Science; Proteomics; Structural Biology; Systems Biology; Theoretical Biology; Zoology

Prof. Dr. Andrés Moya served as Associate Editor and Section Editor-in-Chief for Evolutionary Biology Section.

Prof. Dr. Ettore Randi served as Section Editor-in-Chief for Conservation Biology and Biodiversity Section.

Prof. Dr. Jacques Demongeot served as Section Editor-in-Chief for Theoretical Biology Section.

Prof. Dr. W. Brad Barbazuk served as Section Editor-in-Chief for Bioinformatics Section.

Prof. Dr. Yasuo Uchiyama served as Section Editor-in-Chief for Neuroscience Section.

Prof. Dr. John R. Turner served as Section Editor-in-Chief for Marine Biology Section.

Biology received its first Impact Factor (3.796).

Biology added the following new sections:

Biological Education and Thinking; Biometrics; Biotechnology; Climate Change Biology; Infection Biology; Cardiovascular Biology; Medical Biology; Synthetic Biology; Cancer Biology

Prof. Dr. Denis Noble served as Section Editor-in-Chief for Physiology Section.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Zed Rengel served as Section Editor-in-Chief for Plant Science Section.

Prof. Dr. Geert F. Wiegertjes served as Section Editor-in-Chief for Immunology Section.

Biology added new section:

Chemical Biology

Prof. Dr. Malgorzata Kloc served as Section Editor-in-Chief for Cell Biology Section.

Prof. Dr. Jacek Z Kubiak served as Section Editor-in-Chief for Developmental Biology Section.

Celebration Activities


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Anniversary Special Issues

10th Anniversary of Biology: Regulation of Innate Antiviral Response and Antiviral Therapy Targeting Innate Immunity
edited by Rongtuan Lin and
submission deadline 15 Dec 2021 | 3 articles
(This special issue belongs to the Section Immunology)

Collection of Excellent Works

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