Biological Reviews

Cover image for Vol. 92 Issue 1

Edited By: Tim Benton

Impact Factor: 10.725

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 1/86 (Biology)

Online ISSN: 1469-185X


NEW: Online Article Submission
>Biological Reviews> has adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts (formerly known as Manuscript Central), the electronic editorial office run by ScholarOne. The new system brings with it a whole host of benefits including:

  • Simple procedures for uploading manuscripts and figures
  • 24 hour online and telephone helpdesk
  • Faster decision times through online refereeing system

All submissions to the journal must now be made via the online electronic editorial office. Full instructions and a help facility are available at the >Biological Reviews> ScholarOne™ site: 

Online content now available back to Volume 1 (1923)
All back issues of this journal are available online.  Click here to browse contents and abstracts.  For further information on how to access these articles please visit our Librarian Site.

Articles Published Online Ahead of Print
Articles which have been fully copy-edited and peer-reviewed are published online through our >EarlyView> feature before the print edition of this journal is published.

Free Access in the Developing World
Free online access to this journal is available within institutions in the developing world through the HINARI initiative with the World Health Organization (WHO), the AGORA initiative with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the OARE initiative set up by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Yale University.

NIH-funded authors and >Biological Reviews>

From April 2008, the NIH is mandating grantees to deposit their peer-reviewed author manuscripts in PubMed Central, to be made publicly available within 12 months of publication. The NIH mandate applies to all articles based on research that has been wholly or partially funded by the NIH and that are accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008. In order to help authors comply with the NIH mandate, for papers accepted for publication in >Biological Reviews> after this date Wiley-Blackwell will post the accepted manuscript (incorporating all amendments made during peer review, but prior to the publisher’s copy-editing and typesetting) of articles by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central at the point of acceptance by the journal. This version will then be made publicly available in PubMed Central 12 months after publication. Following the deposit Wiley-Blackwell authors will receive further communications from the NIH with respect to the submission. For further information, see here

If authors wish to make their final published article openly accessible and without a 12 month embargo, they can choose to publish via the OnlineOpen service. 

Wellcome and HHMI grantees can find out further information here.