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 sciences.
Supporting early-career researchers
As a journal published by The Company of Biologists, BiO champions early-career researchers. We publish First Person interviews from first authors of our research papers, provide funds to sponsor early-career meetings, and create career development opportunities through our Meeting Reviews and Future Leader Reviews programs. Find out more about the practical solutions available to help this vital community navigate the first stages of their careers.
New Future Leader Reviews
Our understanding of the function and efficacy of animal colour patterns is largely shaped by stationary animals, although most animals are mobile in their search for food and mates. Thus, visual signalling involves not only animal colour patterns, but also animal motion and behaviour. The new Future Leader Review from Tan and Elgar details how motion is intricately linked to signalling and suggests avenues for future research. In addition, in her review, Tania Martins-Marques describes how the finely tuned interplay of distinct intercellular communication mechanisms is required for both homeostasis and remodeling of the diseased heart. This knowledge could inform the development of therapeutic strategies.
In their review, Research culture: science from bench to society, Tim Van Den Bossche and his early-career researcher colleagues illustrate that a well-developed research culture can positively influence scientific developments.
Loss of Elp1 perturbs histone H2A.Z and the Notch signaling pathway by BreAnna Cameron, Elin Lehrmann, Tien Chih, Joseph Walters, Richard Buksch, Sara Snyder, Joy Goffena, Frances Lefcort, Kevin G. Becker and Lynn George
The authors describe how the maldevelopment of sensory neurons in Elongator knockout embryos is associated with elevated H2A.Z and perturbed Notch signaling, which can be rescued by Trichostatin A.
Specificity and off-target effects of AAV8-TBG viral vectors for the manipulation of hepatocellular gene expression in mice by Christos Kiourtis, Ania Wilczynska, Colin Nixon, William Clark, Stephanie May and Thomas G. Bird
This paper provides a comprehensive characterisation of the short-term effects of administration of adeno-associated virus 8 on murine physiology, liver histology and liver transcriptome.