Transfer to Biology Open from Journal of Cell Science
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 Journal of Cell Science (JCS).
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.
Transfer from JCS with a single click.
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 8 days.
It’s well respected
All articles are indexed by PubMed, PMC, Medline, Scopus and Web of Science (2019 Impact Factor 2.029).
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 $1495 (increasing to $1595 for new submissions from November 1 2019) – 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 JCS? 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 or click on the link in the letter. We take it from there.
If you have any questions, please contact our Editorial Office
at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’re here to help.