Transfer to Biology Open from eLife
Biology Open (BiO) is a great choice for your paper. It’s easy to submit, 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 the proceeds from its journals to fund various grants, travelling fellowships, societies, workshops and meetings.
It’s easy to submit
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.
BiO also offers format-free direct submission to the journal.
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, Kendra Greenlee, Jack P. Hayes, Catherine L. Jackson, Yishi Jin, Jennifer Nichols, Tristan Rodríguez and Luca Scorrano in a team led by Editor-in-Chief Steven Kelly.
All articles are indexed by PubMed, PMC, Scopus and Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).
BiO is an Open Access journal.
We charge a fee of $1495 (increasing to $1595 for new submissions from November 1 2019) – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We take it from there.
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