Biology Letters

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Biology Letters  
Biology Letters cover January 2016.jpg
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Biol. Lett.
Discipline Biology
Language English
Edited by Rick Battarbee FRS
Publication details
Publisher
Publication history
2005-present
Frequency Monthly
Hybrid
2.823
Indexing
ISSN ‹See Tfm›1744-9561 (print)
‹See Tfm›1744-957X (web)
Links

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.[1] 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[2]).

Biology Letters has an average turnaround time of 4 weeks from submission to a first decision.

Contents and themes[edit]

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.

Indexing[edit]

As of 2015 (2014 JCR index), Biology Letters has an impact factor of 3.248 and is ranked 16th in the Biology category.[3] The journal is indexed in Google Scholar, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frequently asked questions | Biology Letters". rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  2. ^ "Professor Rick Battarbee". UCL Department of Geography. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  3. ^ "InCites™ [v2.25] - Sign In". jcr.incites.thomsonreuters.com. Retrieved 2016-03-03.