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    Open Life Sciences

    formerly Central European Journal of Biology

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


    Open Access

    Open Life Sciences (previously Central European Journal of Biology) is one of the fast growing peer-reviewed journals, devoted to scholarly research in all areas of life sciences

    Provides top quality of published data by critical peer review and editorial involvement throughout  the whole process of publication

    Thanks to Open Access model of publishing provides unrestricted access to published articles for all users

    Aims to become one of the most recognizable journals at the global scientific community and  to facilitate communication and collaboration of scientists from different countries

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read 

    • medium for the publication of manuscripts from all areas of life sciences that report novel findings of great significance
    • place to reveal data that are likely to advance the direction and thinking of the field
    • international forum for the dissemination of research data from the full spectrum of biology
    • designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers from different countries

    Why submit 

    • journal 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

    Instructions for Authors

    Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at In case of problems, please contact the Editorial Office of this journal at

    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)
    • CNPIEC
    • 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
    • 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
    Natalia Lipińska, De Gruyter Open



    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
    Christoph Bleidorn, University of Leipzig, Germany
    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
    Miquel Ribas-Carbo, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

    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
    Erika Arnold, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    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 

    Editorial Office

    Dr. Natalia Lipińska
    Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
    01-811 Warsaw, Poland
    T: +48 22 701 50 15

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