Life — Open Access Journal

Life (ISSN 2075-1729; CODEN: LBSIB7) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal of scientific studies related to fundamental themes in Life Sciences, especially those concerned with the origins of life and evolution of biosystems, and is published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access - free for readers, with publishing fees paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central. Covered by Scopus: papers published in Life in 2013 and 2014 have been cited 1.9 times, on average, in 2015 (SJR Scimago).
  • Open Peer-Review: authors have the option for all reviewer comments and editorial decisions to be published along with the final paper. For more, see: Editorial, Paper with Review Comments.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 30.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 2016).
  • Testimonials: See what our authors say about Life

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Life Editorial Office
St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34
Fax: +41 61 302 89 18
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Special Issues

Special Issue in Life
Phosphorus (P) and the Origins of Life Guest Editor: Terry Kee
Deadline: 30 April 2017
Special Issue in Life
Hydrothermal Vents or Hydrothermal Fields: Challenging Paradigms Guest Editors: Kunio Kawamura, Norio Kitadai
Deadline: 15 September 2017
Special Issue in Life
The RNA World and the Origin of Life Guest Editor: Paul Higgs
Deadline: 30 September 2017
Special Issue in Life
Evolution and Origin of Genomes Guest Editor: Alexander Bolshoy
Deadline: 31 October 2017
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