Life — Open Access Origins and Evolution of Life 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 article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central. Covered by BIOSIS Previews and Scopus.
  • CiteScore 2016 (Scopus): 2.95, which equals rank 5/92 (Q1) in 'Palaeontology', rank 25/65 (Q1) in 'Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics' and rank 36/186 (Q1) in 'General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology'.
  • 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 24 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in first half of 2017).
  • 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
Evolution and Origin of Genomes Guest Editor: Alexander Bolshoy
Deadline: 31 October 2017
Special Issue in Life
Extremophiles and the Origin of Life Guest Editor: Paul Blum
Deadline: 31 January 2018
Special Issue in Life
Open Science Phyloinformatics: Resources, Methods, and Analyses Guest Editors: William H Piel, Rutger Vos
Deadline: 28 February 2018
Special Issue in Life
Meteorites and the Origin of Life Guest Editor: Daniel P Glavin
Deadline: 31 March 2018
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