delighted to announce the launch of the new Mathematical Biology section of Biology Direct, over seen by the
Section Editor Andrei Yaklovev, and supported by an international Editorial Board. Full details are available in our recent Editorial.
Biology Direct, founded
by David J Lipman, Laura Landweber, and Eugene Koonin, operates a
unique open peer review
system, whereby reviewers’ comments and authors’ responses are published
alongside the final article, making the process of peer review open, rather
Direct was launched in 2006 and has since published over 75
articles; nearly half of which have been accessed over 2,000 times, and seven
articles have been highlighted on the literature evaluation service Faculty
of 1000 Biology.
Biology Direct is tracked by Thomson Scientific and is on course to receive
its first impact factor in 2008. As an open access publication, all
articles are freely and immediately available online, maximising the visibility
of the author’s work, and copyright is retained by the author.
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