Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
|Edited by||Pabulo Henrique Rampelotto|
Aims and scope
The journal covers all fundamental themes in life sciences, especially those concerned with the origins of life and evolution of biosystems. It publishes reviews, research articles, communications and technical notes.
Abstracting and indexing
In December 2011, the journal published Erik D. Andrulis' theoretical paper, Theory of the Origin, Evolution, and Nature of Life, aiming at presenting a framework to explain life. It attracted coverage by the popular science and technology magazines Ars Technica and Popular Science, which characterized it as "crazy" and "hilarious". A member of the editorial board of Life resigned in response. Publisher Lin defended the journal's editorial process, saying that the paper had been revised following lengthy reviews by two faculty members from institutions different from the author's.
- "Life — Editors". Retrieved 2014-06-29.
- Rampelotto, Pabulo (2014). "Opening up Peer Review in Life: Towards a Transparent and Reliable Process". Life 4 (2): 225. doi:10.3390/life4020225.
- "Aims and scope" (ONLINE ACCESS). MDPI Publishing. 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
- Andrulis, Erik D. (2011). "Theory of the Origin, Evolution, and Nature of Life". Life 2 (1): 1–105. doi:10.3390/life2010001.
- Timmer, John. "How the craziest f#@!ing "theory of everything" got published and promoted". Ars Technica. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- Nosowitz, Dan. "Hilarious "Theory of Everything" Paper Provokes Kerfuffle". Popular Science. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- Zimmer, Carl. "Life turned upside down". Discover Magazine. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- Lin, Shu-Kun (2012). "Publication of Controversial Papers in Life". Life 2 (1): 213–214. doi:10.3390/life2010213.
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