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Open Life Sciences

Editor In Chief: Thomas Litman, Alejandro Cifuentes,  and Youssef Rouphael

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Open Life Sciences is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, devoted to scholarly research in all areas of life sciences:

  • BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES including cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, neuroscience, cancer biology, bioinformatics and computational biology, case reports of rare diseases
  • PLANT SCIENCES including plant anatomy and physiology, plant genetics and biotechnology
  • ANIMAL SCIENCES including zoology, veterinary sciences, animals in agriculture
  • ECOLOGY and ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE including evolutionary biology, populations, ecosystems and landscapes, ecotoxicology, air and soil pollution and control, environmental microbiology, biomass and bioenergy, biodiversity, conservation biology, marine ecology
  • AGRICULTURE including crop production, livestock and poultry breeding and nutrition
  • FOOD SCIENCE and NUTRITION including Functional Food, Food Microbiology, Food Metabolomics, Food By-Products, Food Waste Management
  • BIOENGINEERING and BIOTECHNOLOGY including tissue engineering, biomaterials, nanotechnology, bioreactors

The published content includes research articles, review articles, communications, case reports, commentaries, and letters to the Editor.

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

The journal aims 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 (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review
  • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
  • 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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Open Life Sciences is covered by the following services:

  • AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library)
  • Arianta
  • Baidu Scholar
  • Biobase
  • CABI (over 50 subsections)
  • Case
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) - CAplus
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) - SciFinder
  • Chronos Hub
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Engineering Village
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • GeoRef
  • Google Scholar
  • Index Copernicus
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • J-Gate
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Microsoft Academic
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • Pathway Studio
  • POL-index
  • Polish Medical Bibliography/Polish Medical Library
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • Reaxys
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Sherpa/RoMEO
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • Web of Science - Biological Abstracts
  • Web of Science - BIOSIS Previews
  • Web of Science - Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences
  • Web of Science - Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Web of Science - Zoological Record
  • WorldCat (OCLC)
  • Yewno Discover

Volume 15 (2020): Issue 1 (Jan 2020)

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 Irmina.Fortunato@degruyter.com

Editor-in-Chief, Biomedical Sciences
Thomas Litman, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Editor-in-Chief, Plant Sciences & Agriculture
Youssef Rouphael, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Editor-in-Chief, Food Science & Nutrition
Alejandro Cifuentes, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain

Managing Editor
Dr. Irmina Fortunato



Anna Shestakova, University of Utah School of Medicine, USA

Cell and Molecular Biology
Mark Wiser, Tulane University School of Public Health, USA
Jiannan Guo, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Eric Ghigo, Aix-Marseille University, France

Structural Biology
Alexander Serganov, New York University School of Medicine, USA

Stem Cells and Cell Therapy
Zvonimir Koporc, Croatian Catholic University, Croatia
Ferenc Uher, National Medical Center, Hungary
Henning Madry, Saarland University, Germany

Cancer Biology
Vladimir Jurisic, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
Pavel Vodicka, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Lianwen Zhang, Mayo Clinic Molecular Medicine, USA
Mustafa Ozen, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Jiacong You, Tianjin Medical University, China
Agnieszka Dzikiewicz-Krawczyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Alexander Pisarchik, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Simon Podnar, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia

Pharmaceutical Sciences
George Patrinos, University of Patras, Greece
Ravi Kiran Sajja, Texas Tech University, USA
Rabab Kamel, National Research Center, Egypt

Biophysics and Computational biology
Csaba Bagyinka, Biological Research Center, Hungary
Leandro Cristante de Oliveira, São Paulo State University, Brazil

Alexandre de Brevern, Paris Diderot University, France
Stefano Pascarella, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Rituraj Purohit, Vellore Institute of Technology, India


Development and Differentiation
Michal Zurovec, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic

Invertebrates and Vertebrates
Elena Mente, University of Thessaly, Greece
Veterinary Medicine - Microbiology
Jean Mukherjee, Tufts University, USA


Plant Anatomy and Physiology
Anket Sharma, Zhejiang A & F University, China

Plant Genetics and Biotechnology
Maria Oszvald, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Zheng Li, University of Melbourne, Australia
Juozas Lazutka, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Lóránt Lakatos, University of Szeged, Hungary


Environmental Microbiology
Dmitri Mavrodi, Washington State University, USA

Evgenia Bogomolova, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Phillip B. Gannibal, All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Russia
Derek Peršoh, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Entomology and Plant-Insect Interactions
Adrian Łukowski, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland

Bioenergy - Biofuels and Biomass
Elia Tomás Pejó, Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies, Spain
Fabiano Avelino Gonçalves, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Meisam Tabatabaei, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran, Iran


Bioactive Compounds, Functional Food, Food Waste Management
Przemysław Kowalczewski, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland

Selenium, Food Enzymes, Food Microbiology, Food Waste Management
Marek Kieliszek, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), Poland

Food Proteomics, Food Transcriptomics, Food Pathogens
Alberto Valdés, University of Alcala de Henares, Spain

Food Metabolomics, Food By-Products, Food Bioactivity
Gerardo Alvarez, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain

Food Safety, Pesticides, Contaminants
Barbara Socas, University of Lund, Sweden


Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology
Beom Soo Kim, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea
Pedro Viana Baptista, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Chemical Engineering, Microbiology
Nuno Filipe Azevedo, University of Porto, Portugal

Editorial Advisory Board
Miguel B. Araujo, Spanish Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Andreas Bernkop-Schnürch, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Sergey Y. Bershitsky, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Laszlo Buday, Semmelweis University School of Medicine, Hungary
Eulogio Castro Galiano, University of Jaen, Spain
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
Beom Soo Kim, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea
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
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
Marc Van Montagu, Ghent University, Belgium
Philippe G. Vidon, State University of New York, College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry, USA
Ulrich von Andrian, Harvard Medical School, USA

Language Editors
Cindy Bongard, University of Toronto, Canada
Kevin J. Bown, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, UK
Daniel Burke, University of Toronto, Canada
Iain R. Caldwell, University of British Columbia, Canada
Jacob Crouse, The University of Sydney, Australia
Robert Farrell, Penn State University, 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
Andrea Huston, University of Toronto, Canada
Jennie Latham, The ōbex project, UK; King's College London, UK
Daria Lukasz, National Institutes of Health, USA
Antonino Malacrinò, Linköping University, Sweden
Lawrence Mok, University of Melbourne, Australia
Amy Moss, University of Sydney, Australia
Dawn Patient, University of Cambridge, UK
Matthew Price, University of Portsmouth, UK
Genevieve Phillips, The University of Queensland, Australia
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 Hanna Valpuri Sovero, University of Illnois, USA
Blake Turner, University of Toronto, Canada
Emma Weeks, University of Florida, USA
Anne Vardo-Zalik, The Pennsylvania State University-York, USA

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