Open Biology

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Open Biology
DisciplineNatural sciences
Edited byJonathon Pines
Publication details
Royal Society (United Kingdom)
FrequencyUpon publication
LicenseCC-BY 4.0
5.8 (2022)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Open Biol.
OCLC no.758836335

Open Biology is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Royal Society covering biology at the molecular and cellular levels.[1] The first issue was published in September 2011 with an editorial about the launch of the journal.[2] All papers are made freely available under an open access model immediately on publication. The editor-in-chief is Jonathon Pines (The Institute of Cancer Research) appointed in 2020.[3]

Open Biology has an average turnaround time of 4 weeks from submission to a first decision. As a mark of best practice in open access publishing, Open Biology has been awarded the DOAJ Seal.

Contents and themes[edit]

Submitted content is categorized under the following subject areas: biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, biotechnology, cellular biology, developmental biology, genetics, genomics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, structural biology, synthetic biology and systems biology.

Open Biology publishes research articles, reviews, invited perspectives, commentaries, comments and invited replies.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded, BIOSIS Previews, Scopus, and MEDLINE/PubMed. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2022 impact factor of 5.8.[4]


  1. ^ "World's oldest scientific publisher breaks new ground with Open Biology". Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2012-01-04. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  2. ^ Glover, D.; Holt, C.; Johnson, L.; Parham, P. (2011). "Introducing Open Biology". Open Biology. 1 (1): 110001. doi:10.1098/rsob.110001. PMC 3352079.
  3. ^ "Jon Pines".
  4. ^ "Open Biology". 2018 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2019.

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