Publisher: BioMed Central
Biology Direct will serve the life science research community as an open
access, peer-reviewed online journal encompassing the full spectrum of
biological science, and will make all research articles available free of
charge on the website immediately on publication.
Biology Direct will publish original research articles, hypotheses, and
reviews from the full spectrum of biology; the first subject areas to be
launched will be Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology and further
subject areas will be launched from time to time until the full spectrum of
biology is covered.
Subjects covered will include any aspect of molecular, cellular, organismal
or population biology, as well as methods, theoretical and computational
biology, comparative biology, and evolution.
Biology Direct considers the following types of articles:
* Research: reports of data from original research.
* Reviews: comprehensive, authoritative, descriptions of any subject within
the scope of the journal. These articles are usually written by opinion
leaders that have been invited by the Editorial Board.
* Hypotheses: short articles presenting an untested original hypothesis
backed solely by previously published results rather than any new evidence.
To facilitate rapid publication and to minimize administrative costs,
Biology Direct accepts only online submission.
Dr Eugene V Koonin
National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH
Dr Laura F Landweber
Dr David J Lipman
National Center Biotechnology Information, NIH
Abstracts available online. Articles available in PDF format.
Current Issue: Volume 1: 4 (31 January 2006)
Date: 7 February 2006