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BIOLOGY LETTERS is a biological, peer-reviewed , scientific journal published by the Royal Society
Royal Society
. It was split off as a separate journal from the Proceedings of the Royal Society
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
Biology
Letters has an average turnaround time of 4 weeks from submission to a first decision.

CONTENTS

* 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 , Biomechanics
Biomechanics
, Community ecology
Community ecology
, Conservation , Evolutionary biology
Evolutionary biology
, Evolutionary developmental biology
Evolutionary developmental biology
, Genome biology , Global change biology, Marine biology
Marine biology
, Molecular evolution , Neurobiology , Palaeontology
Palaeontology
, Pathogen biology, Physiology
Physiology
, Phylogeny
Phylogeny
, Population ecology , or Population genetics
Population genetics
.

Biology
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.

INDEXING

As of 2015 (2014 JCR index), Biology
Biology
Letters has an impact factor of 3.248 and is ranked 16th in the Biology
Biology
category. The journal is indexed in Google Scholar, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science.

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