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Open Life Sciences

formerly Central European Journal of Biology

IMPACT FACTOR increased in 2015: 0.814
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.870

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.362
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.538
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2015: 0.929


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    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

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    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/openbiol. In case of problems, please contact the Editorial Office of this journal at Katarzyna.Michalczyk@degruyteropen.com

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    Abstracting & Indexing

    Open Life Sciences is covered by the following services:

    • AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library)
    • Baidu Scholar
    • CABI (over 50 subsections)
    • Case
    • Celdes
    • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) - CAplus
    • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) - SciFinder
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Elsevier - BIOBASE/CABS (Current Awareness in Biological Sciences)
    • Elsevier - EMBiology
    • Elsevier - Reaxys
    • Elsevier - SCOPUS
    • Gale/Cengage
    • Genamics JournalSeek
    • GeoRef
    • Google Scholar
    • Index Copernicus
    • J-Gate
    • JournalTOCs
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Polish Medical Bibliography/Polish Medical Library
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ProQuest (relevant databases)
    • ReadCube
    • ResearchGate
    • SCImago (SJR)
    • Sherpa/RoMEO
    • 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)

    Editorial Information

    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
    Jiannan Guo, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    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
    Vladimir Jurisic, University of Kragujevac, Serbia

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

    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, Croatian Catholic University, 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

    Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Rabab Kamel, National Research Center, Egypt

    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

    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
    Mahdi Tondar, Georgetown University, 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
    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, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
    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
    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
    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
    Cayne Layton, University of Tasmania, Australia
    Dawn Patient, University of Cambridge, UK
    David A. Pike, James Cook University, Australia
    Matthew Price, University of Portsmouth, UK
    Genevieve Phillips, The University of Queensland, Australia
    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
    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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