Transfer to Biology Open from eLife
Launched in 2011, BiO is an Open Access journal that publishes rigorously conducted high-quality research.
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.
You get rapid editorial decisions from research-active academic Editors.
Transfer with existing reviews and you usually avoid the need for further rounds of review – and get a decision in an average of 10 days.
It’s well respected
BiO papers are handled by field leaders, including Kendra Greenlee, Lewis Halsey, Catherine L. Jackson, Yishi Jin, Sjannie Lefevre, Chris Maher, Jennifer Nichols, Yong Peng, Tristan Rodríguez and Luca Scorrano, in a team led by Editor-in-Chief Steven Kelly.
All articles are indexed by PubMed, PMC, Medline, Scopus and Web of Science (2020 Impact Factor 2.422).
BiO was awarded the DOAJ seal.
BiO is an Open Access journal.
Articles are published under the CC-BY license.
We charge a fee of $1870 (plus VAT where applicable), increasing to $1995 for new submissions from October 1 2021, with no other page or colour charges.
Ready to transfer?
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.
If you have a specific question, contact our Editorial Office
at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’re here to help.