Open Biology

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Not to be confused with Biology Open.
Open Biology  
Open Biology journal cover.jpg
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Open Biol.
Discipline Natural sciences
Language English
Edited by David Glover
Publication details
Royal Society (United Kingdom)
Publication history
Frequency Upon publication
License CC-BY 4.0
ISSN 2046-2441
OCLC no. 758836335

Open Biology is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Royal Society covering biology at the molecular and cellular levels.[1] The first issue was published in September 2011 with an editorial about the launch of the journal.[2] The first research article was published in October 2011.[3] The editor-in-chief is David Glover (University of Cambridge).

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded, BIOSIS Previews, Scopus, and MEDLINE/PubMed. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2013 impact factor of 4.556.[4]


  1. ^ "World’s oldest scientific publisher breaks new ground with Open Biology". Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2012-01-15. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  2. ^ Glover, D.; Holt, C.; Johnson, L.; Parham, P. (2011). "Introducing Open Biology". Open Biology 1: 110001. doi:10.1098/rsob.110001. 
  3. ^ Baker, S.; Holt, K. E.; Clements, A. C. A.; Karkey, A.; Arjyal, A.; Boni, M. F.; Dongol, S.; Hammond, N.; Koirala, S. et al. (2011). "Combined high-resolution genotyping and geospatial analysis reveals modes of endemic urban typhoid fever transmission". Open Biology 1 (2): 110008. doi:10.1098/rsob.110008. PMC 3352080. PMID 22645647. 
  4. ^ "Open Biology". 2013 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2014. 

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