Life (ISSN 2075-1729; CODEN: LBSIB7) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal of scientific studies related to fundamental themes in life sciences, published monthly online by MDPI. The Astrobiology Society of Britain (ASB) is affiliated with Life and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access—free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) in Web of Science [search for "Life-Basel"], as well as BIOSIS Previews and Scopus. Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • CiteScore (2019 Scopus data): 4.0, which equals rank 17/95 in 'Palaeontology', rank 147/629 in 'Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics', rank 65/196 in 'General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology' and rank 35/92 in 'Space and Planetary Science'.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 1.9 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.
  • Testimonials: See what our authors say about Life
Impact Factor: 2.991 (2019)
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Special Issue in Life
Microbial Community Structure and Metabolic Networks in Polar Areas Guest Editor: Cristina Cid
Deadline: 26 March 2021
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Immune Reconstitution Disorders Guest Editor: Irina St. Louis
Deadline: 2 April 2021
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Mechanical Forces in the Cell Guest Editors: Pietro Mascheroni, Haralambos Hatzikirou
Deadline: 22 April 2021
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ATP Release in Health and Disease Guest Editors: Ryszard Grygorczyk, Francis Boudreault
Deadline: 30 April 2021
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COVID-19 and Life Collection Editor: Nicola Coppola
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