Life 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) and Spanish Association for Cancer Research (ASEICA) are 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.
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  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Biology) / CiteScore - Q2 (Paleontology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • 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.
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  • Companion journals for Life include: Gastroenterology Insights and Physiologia.
Impact Factor: 3.817 (2020)
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Topic in Life, IJERPH, Psych, Brain Sciences
Internet Addiction Editor-in-Chief: Gergely Fehér
Deadline: 31 August 2021
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Stochastic Models and Experiments in Ecology and Biology Editor-in-Chief: Sandro Azaele
Deadline: 20 September 2021
Topic in Life, IJERPH, Psych
Psychodermatology Editor-in-Chief: Jacek C Szepietowski
Deadline: 15 October 2021
Topic in Life, Physiologia
ATP Release in Health and Disease Editor-in-Chief: Ryszard Grygorczyk
Deadline: 29 October 2021
Special Issue in Life
Glutamate Receptors Guest Editors: Jolanta Kotlińska, Marta Marszalek-Grabska
Deadline: 5 August 2021
Special Issue in Life
Immune Reconstitution Disorders Guest Editor: Irina St. Louis
Deadline: 20 August 2021
Special Issue in Life
Trichuris: Other World, Other Life Guest Editor: Cristina Cutillas
Deadline: 30 August 2021
Special Issue in Life
Ecology, Evolution and Epidemiology of Coronaviruses Guest Editors: Theodoros Rampias, Apostolos Beloukas, Pavlos Pavlidis
Deadline: 20 September 2021
Topical Collection in Life
COVID-19 and Life Collection Editor: Nicola Coppola
Topical Collection in Life
Advances in Exercise Biomechanics and Physiology Collection Editor: Jose Priego-Quesada
Topical Collection in Life
What's on Board in the Journal Life Collection Editor: Paul Clarke
Topical Collection in Life
Antimicrobial Resistance Collection Editors: Caterina Aurilio, Antonella Paladini, Pasquale Sansone, Vincenzo Pota
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