Royal Society Launches Open Biology

The Royal Society today announces the launch of Open Biology, a  new open access journal covering research in cellular and
molecular aspects of biology. It is the Society’s first wholly open access and online-only journal.The new journal will publish original, high quality research in cell biology, developmental and structural biology, molecular
biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, immunology, microbiology and genetics.  It will be overseen by a team of academic Subject
Editors with support from an international Editorial Board. Subject Editors include Professor Peter Parham FRS, Stanford
University and Professor David Glover FRS, Cambridge University. The launch complements the Royal Society’s existing hybrid,
optional open access journals and open access-friendly policies.

Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society said, “Open Biology is an exciting new open-access journal covering a wide
range of cellular and molecular biology.  The Royal Society is a strong supporter of open-access publishing and is pleased to
launch its new journal which will draw on the high standards of the Society over its 350 year history of scientific publishing.”

The funding required to make Open Biology open access will derive from article-processing charges (USD-$2040/GBP-1200/EURO-1560 per article), which will cover the expenses associated with peer review, composition, hosting, and archiving.  A Call for Papers
will be issued in July and the first article published in Autumn 2011.

For media requests or further information please contact:
Daisy Barton
Assistant Press Officer
The Royal Society
+44 (0)20 7451 2510 or daisy.barton@royalsociety.org

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