Company of Biologists has announced BIOLOGY OPEN (BiO), a new online only, Open Access journal publishing original research across all aspects of the biological sciences including cell science, developmental biology and experimental biology.
Launching in Autumn 2011, BiO aims to "provide rapid publication for peer reviewed, scientifically sound observations and valid conclusions in these allied fields. By focusing on the timely publication of sound research rather than that with perceived impact or importance, Biology Open is designed to facilitate dialogue and build a valuable body of work supporting the efforts of the research community. The impact of each paper will be decided by the community through usage and discussion.
The journal will also consider useful reports of negative results. Authors will be able to submit direct or benefit from our manuscript rapid-transfer system if their original submission was to one of The Company of Biologists’ flagship journals, Development, Disease Models & Mechanisms, Journal of Cell Science and The Journal of Experimental Biology".
The APC for articles which are published in BiO has been set at $1,350. Accepted papers will be deposited in PMC at the time of publication and mirrored to UKPMC.