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May 2023

Biology Open (BiO) is an Open Access journal that publishes rigorously conducted high-quality research across the breadth of the biological and biomedical sciences. It provides timely, thorough, constructive and fair peer review, with a focus on supporting researchers and reducing the pain to publish.

Our international board of research-active academic Editors, led by Editor-in-Chief Steven Kelly, comprises leaders in their respective fields. The BiO team is committed to Open Access publishing as a mechanism to widen access, promote equality and ensure sustainability in publishing in the biological and biomedical sciences.

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As part of a new biodiversity initiative from The Company of Biologists, BiO now plants a native tree in a UK forest for each published Research and Review article. We are also funding the restoration and preservation of ancient woodland and dedicating these trees to our peer reviewers. All of these trees are represented together in a virtual forest.

Read the Editorial to find out more about the launch of this initiative.

BiO included in Read & Publish agreements

Over 600 institutions in 40 countries have a Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists. BiO is included in those agreements with the five-journal package.

Corresponding authors at institutions with the five-journal package can publish an uncapped number of Open Access Research and Methods & Techniques Articles in BiO (and the other Company journals) without paying the Article Processing Charge.

Find out whether your institution has a Read & Publish agreement that includes BiO and whether you can publish in BiO for free.

Meeting Reviews

New horizons of microphysiological systems: India forging its path in human-relevant research by Surat Parvatam, Kasturi Mahadik, Anushka Banerjee, Kadambari Patil, V. Radha and Madhusudhana Rao

Parvatam and colleagues elaborate on India's first meeting focused on microphysiological systems and describe how they hope to usher in a new era of 3D biology in the country.

Shaping the future of male reproductive health: fostering talent at the 14th Network of Young Researchers in Andrology meeting by Daniel Marcu, Dorte Egeberg, Guillaume Richer, Manon Oud, Brendan Houston, Sven Berres and Alberto de la Iglesia

The 14th Network of Young Researchers in Andrology meeting covered a wide range of topics related to male germline research, including the impact of mutations in the male germline on future generations, the use of innovative sequencing tools for the study of male infertility, and the intricate germline epigenome.

Recently published in BiO

The influence of claw morphology on gripping efficiency by Graham Turnbull, Sutejas Chari, Zehao Li, Ziyue Yang, Catharina Maria Alam, Christofer J. Clemente and Parvez Alam

By experimental testing of 3D-printed claw shapes, Alam and colleagues showed that certain claw morphologies improve grip strength more effectively than others.

The fission yeast cytokinetic ring component Fic1 promotes septum formation by Anthony M. Rossi, K. Adam Bohnert and Kathleen L. Gould

The S. pombe cytokinetic ring protein Fic1 promotes septum formation in a manner dependent on interactions with the cytokinetic ring components Cdc15, Imp2, and Cyk3, with implications for our understanding of cytokinesis.

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