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Open Life Sciences

formerly Central European Journal of Biology

1 Issue per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2013: 0.633
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.748

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.263
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.626


Open Access

Open Life Sciences (previously Central European Journal of Biology) is a fast growing peer-reviewed journal, devoted to scholarly research in all areas of life sciences, such as molecular biology, plant science, biotechnology, cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics, microbiology and virology, ecology, differentiation and development, genetics and many others.

The content published includes research articles, communications or rapid communications, reviews or commentaries, letters to the Editor or Errata.

Open Life Sciences assures top quality of published data through critical peer review and editorial involvement throughout the whole publication process. Thanks to the Open Access model of publishing, it also offers unrestricted access to published articles for all users.

Aims and Scope

The journal aims to become the leading and most recognizable journal in the field of life sciences, as well as to facilitate the communication and collaboration of scientists across different countries.

Why read 

  • The journal publishes research from all areas of the life sciences, including the most recent and significant findings
  • Researchers use it to reveal data that is likely to advance the direction and the thinking of the field
  • It is an international forum for the dissemination of research data across the entire spectrum of biology
  • The publication is designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers from different countries

Why submit 

  • The journal is included in the ISI Master Journal List, Science Citation Index Expanded and Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters)
  • Transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review
  • Free language-correction services for authors from non-English speaking regions
  • Worldwide dissemination and unrestricted access to all published articles
  • Promotion of each published article

Type of Publication:

Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at http://www.editorialmanager.com/cejb/. In case of problems, please contact the Editorial Office of this journal at Katarzyna.Michalczyk@degruyteropen.com

Open Life Sciences is covered by the following services:

  • AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library)
  • CABI - CAB Abstracts
  • CABI - Global Health
  • Celdes
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) - SciFinder
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Elsevier - BIOBASE/CABS (Current Awareness in Biological Sciences)
  • Elsevier - EMBiology
  • Elsevier - SCOPUS
  • GeoRef
  • Google Scholar
  • Index Copernicus
  • J-Gate
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Polish Medical Bibliography/Polish Medical Library
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest - Biological Sciences Journals
  • ProQuest - Entomology Abstracts
  • ProQuest - Environmental Science and Pollution Management
  • ProQuest - Toxicology Abstracts
  • ReadCube
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDOne (TDNet)
  • Thomson Reuters - Biological Abstracts
  • Thomson Reuters - BIOSIS Previews
  • Thomson Reuters - Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences
  • Thomson Reuters - Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Thomson Reuters - Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Thomson Reuters - Zoological Record
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Mariusz Z. Ratajczak, University of Louisville, USA

Managing Editor
Katarzyna Michalczyk, Poland



Joanna Bandorowicz-Pikula, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Poland
Krasimir Kolev, Semmelweis University, Hungary
Anna Shestakova, University of Utah School of Medicine, USA
Stefan Eugen Szedlacsek, Institute of Biochemistry, Romania

Biophysics and Bioinformatics
Csaba Bagyinka, Biological Research Center, Hungary
Jana Kasparkova, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Rituraj Purohit, Vellore Institute of Technology, India
Alexandra Zahradnikova, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

Kornel L. Kovacs, University of Szeged, Hungary

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Peter P. Papp, Agricultural Biotechnology Center, Hungary
Aleksandra Piechota-Polańczyk, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
Miroslav Plohl, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia
Serhiy Souchelnytskyi, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden

Molecular Biology of The Cell
Dorin Alexandru, "Nicolae Simionescu" Institute of Cellular Biology and Pathology, Romania
Alexander Serganov, New York University School of Medicine, USA
Jernej Ule, Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), UK


Gene Therapy
Henning Madry, Saarland University, Germany

Chandra S. Bapanpally, SA Scientific Ltd., USA
Dimitry Chistiakov, Department of Molecular Diagnostics, National Research Center GosNIIgenetika, Russia
Tomasz Stoklosa, Center of Biostructure, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

Maia Kivisaar, Estonian Biocentre, Tartu University, Estonia
Dmitri Mavrodi, Washington State University, USA
Jan Nesvera, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Igor Olekhnovich, University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA

Tetiana V. Andrianova, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Evgenia Bogomolova, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Kylie Boyce, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Phillip B. Gannibal, All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Russia
Derek Peršoh, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Gerhard Rambold, University of Bayreuth, Mycology Dept., Germany

Molecular Biology of Disease
Zvonimir Koporc, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Aija Line, University of Latvia, Latvia
Edward A. Ratovitski, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Pavel Vodicka , Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Thaddeus Graczyk, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

Mark Wiser, Tulane University School of Public Health, USA
Stem Cells
Dominique Bonnet, London Research Institute, UK
Stefan Przyborski, University of Durham, UK
Ferenc Uher, National Medical Center, Hungary
Thomas P. Zwaka, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Mahdi Tondar, University of California Los Angeles, USA

Tissue/Organ Regeneration
Jan A. Nolta, University of California Davis, USA
Brian L. Abbott, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, USA
Cesar V. Borlongan, University of South Florida College of Medicine, USA


Invertebrates and Vertebrates
Leopold Füreder, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Elena Mente, University of Thessaly, Greece
Andrea J. Morash, University of Tasmania & Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia

Development and Differentiation
Zbigniew Polanski, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Tomas Slavik, Charles University, Czech Republic
Michal Zurovec, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic

Neuroscience and Behavior
Gjumrakch Aliev, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Simon Podnar, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia


Plant Anatomy and Physiology
Georgi Ivanov Georgiev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Ricarda Jost, University of Western Australia, Australia
Krzysztof Piątek, Poland

Plant Genetics and Biotechnology
Csaba Hornyik, The James Hutton Institute, Scotland, UK
Samo Kreft, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lóránt Lakatos, University of Szeged, Hungary
Maria Oszvald, Eotvos University, Hungary           
Eva Vranová, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Ecology and Environment 
Robert S. Boyd, Auburn University, USA

Evolutionary Biology
Juozas Lazutka, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Editorial Advisory Board
Miguel B. Araujo, Spanish Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Peter J. Artymiuk, University of Sheffield, UK
Andreas Bernkop-Schnürch, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Sergey Y. Bershitsky, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Laszlo Buday, Semmelweis University School of Medicine, Hungary
Alexander B. Chetverin, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Kuo-Chen Chou, Gordon Life Science Institute, China
Keith A. Crandall, George Washington University in Washington, DC
Olga Dontsova, Moscow Lomonosov State University, Russia
Petr Draber, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Richard S.J. Frackowiak, University College London, UK
Karl Friston, University College London, UK
Mikhail S. Gelfand, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Eliane Gluckman, Hopital Saint-Louis, France
Everett Peter Greenberg, University of Washington School of Medicine, USA
Yi Guan, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tasuku Honjo, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Tim Hunt, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, UK
Miklos S.Z. Kellermayer , Pecs University Medical School, Hungary
Saulius Klimasauskas, Institute of Biotechnology, Lithuania
Stanislav S. Kolesnikov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Alexander A. Konstantinov, Moscow Lomonosov State University, Russia
Oleg A. Krishtal, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
Hans Lehrach, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
Marie Lipoldova, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Mark P. Mattson, National Institutes of Health, USA
Karen E. Nelson, The J. Craig Venter Institute, USA
Marc Van Montagu , Ghent University, Belgium
Jozef Nosek, Comenius University, Slovakia
Jacek Otlewski , University of Wroclaw, Poland
Krzysztof Palczewski, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Miklos Palkovits, National Institute of Mental Health, USA
Laurent Poirel, Hôpital de Bicetre, le Kremlin–Bicetre, France
Jaanus Remme, Estonian Biocentre, Tartu University, Estonia
Balazs Sarkadi, National Medical Center, Hungary
Joseph Schlessinger, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Vladimir P. Torchilin, Northeastern University, USA
Vladimir N. Uversky, University of South Florida College of Medicine, USA
Ulrich von Andrian, Harvard Medical School, USA

Technical Editor
Sabina Binek, Poland

Language Editors
Daniel W. Baker, University of British Columbia, Canada
Cindy Bongard, University of Toronto, Canada
Kevin J. Bown, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, UK
Amanda Bresnehan, Queen's University, Canada
Daniel Burke, University of Toronto, Canada
Iain R. Caldwell, University of British Columbia, Canada
Helen Colley, University of Sheffield, UK
Natalie Dawson, Center for Biological Diversity, USA
Suzie Ferrie, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia
Dariush Garber, University of California at Davis Medical Center, USA
Caitlin Gillett, University of Minnesota Duluth, USA
Perry Hartfield, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Jessica Hawthorn, University of Toronto, Canada
Emma Hobbs, University College London, UK
Andrea Huston, University of Toronto, Canada
Melanie L. Kalischuk, Lethbridge Research Centre, Canada
Melissa Lacey, University of Sheffield, UK
Dawn Patient, University of Cambridge, UK
David A. Pike, James Cook University, Australia
Matthew Price, University of Portsmouth, UK
Caitlin Quinn, Columbia University, USA
Kuldeepsinh P. Rana, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Bradley Rhodes, Bucknell University, USA
Brent Roberts, University of British Columbia, Canada
Joel Schwartz, The City University of New York, USA
Sara Seabrooke, University of Toronto, Canada
Rodney Seppelt, Australian Antarctic Division, Australia
Efe Sezgin, National Cancer Institute, USA
Katie Slattery, University of Essex, UK
Sanjiv Sonkaria, KAIST/SNU, Korea
Laura Southcott, University of British Columbia, Canada
Hanna Valpuri Sovero, University of Illnois, USA
Abigail Spear, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Melissa Ilka Stahle, Sydney University, Australia
Blake Turner, University of Toronto, Canada
Emma Weeks, University of Florida, USA
Peter White, Colby-Sawyer College, USA
David Wilson, Australian Antarctic Division, Australia
Anne Vardo-Zalik, The Pennsylvania State University-York, USA 

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Editorial Contact
Dr. Katarzyna Michalczyk

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