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|Edited by||Rick Battarbee FRS|
Biology Letters is a biological, peer-reviewed, scientific journal published by the Royal Society. It was split off as a separate journal from the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences in 2005 after having been published as a supplement. Originally it was published quarterly, then bimonthly, and since 2013 it has been published monthly. The journal publishes short articles from across biology both online and in print. The Editor-in-Chief is Professor Rick Battarbee FRS (University College London).
Biology Letters has an average turnaround time of 4 weeks from submission to a first decision.
Contents and themes
All submitted content is assigned to one of the following categories: Animal behaviour, Biomechanics, Community ecology, Conservation, Evolutionary biology, Evolutionary developmental biology, Genome biology, Global change biology, Marine biology, Molecular evolution, Neurobiology, Palaeontology, Pathogen biology, Physiology, Phylogeny, Population ecology, or Population genetics.
Biology Letters publishes research articles, opinion pieces, reviews, comments and invited reply articles.