BIOLOGY LETTERS is a biological, peer-reviewed , scientific journal
published by the
Royal Society . It was split off as a separate
journal from the Proceedings of the
Royal Society B: Biological
Sciences in 2005 after having been published as a supplement.
Originally it was published quarterly, then bimonthly, and since 2013
it has been published monthly. The journal publishes short articles
from across biology both online and in print. The Editor-in-Chief is
Professor Rick Battarbee FRS (University College London ).
Biology Letters has an average turnaround time of 4 weeks from
submission to a first decision.
* 1 Contents and themes
* 2 Indexing
* 3 External links
* 4 References
CONTENTS AND THEMES
All submitted content is assigned to one of the following categories:
Animal behaviour ,
Community ecology , Conservation ,
Evolutionary biology ,
Evolutionary developmental biology
Evolutionary developmental biology , Genome
biology , Global change biology,
Marine biology , Molecular evolution
Palaeontology , Pathogen biology,
Population ecology , or
Population genetics .
Biology Letters publishes research articles, opinion pieces, reviews,
comments and invited reply articles.
In 2010 a study of bumblebee behaviour by pupils from Blackawton
Primary School was accepted for publication.
As of 2015 (2014 JCR index),
Biology Letters has an impact factor of
3.248 and is ranked 16th in the
Biology category. The journal is
indexed in Google Scholar, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science.