Papers rejected from Development can be transferred (strictly with the authors' approval) to Biology Open (BiO), an online Open Access journal also published by The Company of Biologists, for editorial consideration.
BiO focuses on the swift publication of high-quality, sound research.
Transfer is easy
There’s no need to repeat the submission process or reformat your manuscript.
Transfer from Development with a single click.
You also have the opportunity to revise the article in response to any transferred reviews and see a proof to check for any corrections.
Peer review is fast
You get rapid editorial decisions from research-active academics.
We are quicker than our key competitors, with a median speed to acceptance of only 30 days.
Transfer with existing reviews and you can usually avoid the need for further rounds of review – and get a decision in an average of 9 days.
It’s well respected
All articles are indexed by PubMed, PMC, Scopus and Web of Science (Thomson Reuters).
BiO is an Open Access journal.
We charge a fee of $1495 – with no other page or colour charges.
To find out more about the transfer option and see who has published in BiO in your field, please visit here.