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Biology Open

Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 20466390
Publisher: Company of Biologists Ltd
History: 2014-ongoing
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Impact Factor


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Impact Factor



Biology Open (BiO) is an online author-pays Open Access journal that publishes peer-reviewed original research in all areas of the biological and biomedical sciences. It is a requirement for consideration at BiO that the work addresses a clearly stated, non-trivial, biological hypothesis. Editors will also consider Methods & Techniques papers, papers on computational analysis, replication studies, and rigorous reports presenting negative results. It is published by The Company of Biologists, a not-for-profit publishing organisation dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community. BiO does not consider articles in pure physics, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, clinical studies, surgical procedures, public health, and homeopathy, complementary or alternative medicine. Since its launch in 2011, BiO has published more than 1100 peer-reviewed papers that have been accepted on the basis that they are technically sound and their conclusions are supported by the data shown – rather than on the perceived importance of the findings. The scope of BiO reflects The Company of Biologists' acknowledged expertise in cell, developmental, experimental and translational biology, and reaches further to support research communities across all aspects of the biological and biomedical sciences. Authors are encouraged to submit their work directly to BiO for consideration by an international board of research-active academic Editors led by Editor-in-Chief Steven Kelly, and Deputy Editors Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis and Jack Hayes.

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2-year Impact Factor Trend
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3-year Impact Factor Trend
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4-year Impact Factor Trend
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 2.026
  • 2018 Impact Factor 2.031
  • 2017 Impact Factor 2.321
  • 2016 Impact Factor 2.263
  • 2015 Impact Factor 2.465
  • 2014 Impact Factor 2.649
  • 2013 Impact Factor 1.964
  • 2012 Impact Factor 0.000
  • 2011 Impact Factor NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor NA
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


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SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.