Transfer to Biology Open from eLife
Biology Open is a great choice for your paper. It’s easy, fast and has strong credentials.
BiO focuses on the swift publication of high-quality, sound research. Editors are respected academics and leaders in their field.
It’s published by The Company of Biologists – the established not-for-profit publisher of Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology and Disease Models & Mechanisms.
The Company supports the biological community by using its proceeds from journals to fund various grants, travelling fellowships, societies, workshops and meetings.
There’s no need to repeat the submission process or reformat your manuscript.
Reviewer reports can be transferred from eLife to BiO.
You also have the opportunity to revise the article in response to any transferred reviews.
Authors are sent a PDF proof to check for any corrections post acceptance.
You get rapid editorial decisions from research-active academics.
Transfer with existing reviews for a streamlined approach means you can usually avoid the need for further rounds of review – and get a decision in an average of 9 days.
We are quicker than our key competitors, with a median speed to acceptance of only 30 days.
Your accepted article is published as an Advance Article within 5 days of acceptance.
It’s well respected
BiO papers are handled by field leaders, including Fanni Gergely, Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, Jack P. Hayes, Catherine L. Jackson, Yishi Jin, Patricia J. Keely, Steven Kelly, Jennifer Nichols, Luca Scorrano and John R. Speakman in a team led by Editor-in-Chief Jordan Raff.
All articles are indexed by PubMed, Scopus and Thomson Reuters (Web of Science).
BiO is an Open Access journal.
We charge a fee of $1495 – with no other page or colour charges.
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Here’s how it works in more detail…
Criteria for acceptance: your paper addresses a scientific question, experimental work is sound and properly conducted, and the conclusions are adequately supported by the data.
Editorially rejected from eLife? Our streamlined review procedures are simple, fast, ethical and rigorous.
Transferring after rejection with reviewer reports? BiO Editors are proactive in identifying revisions that enable the paper to be accepted without further review or additional experiments. The majority of papers transferred with reviews are accepted for publication.
To transfer a specific paper, reply to your decision letter to instruct article transfer by the eLife team or email the BiO Office at email@example.com. We take it from there.
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