To celebrate Open Biology's 10th anniversary, we look back on the journal's milestones and achievements.

Launched in 2011 as Royal Society Publishing’s first wholly open access journal, Open Biology turns 10 this year. To celebrate this special occasion, we are reflecting on milestone achievements and highlight some of the most influential research that the journal has published during this time. Editor-in-Chief Jon Pines shares his thoughts on what makes the journal special.


The journal Editors have also curated a collection of their favourite articles from the past decade.

Lastly, we would like to thank all our editorial board, authors, reviewers and readers for their support over the years.

Our milestones

Here’s looking back at the journal’s 10-year journey and remembering the major milestones that the journal has achieved.

OB timeline

Meet the Editor-in-Chief

Meet the Editor-in-Chief Jon Pines and find out his thoughts on the changing landscape of publishing over the years and what he looks for in a submitted manuscript.

Jon Pines

Meet our authors

We catch up with some our first authors and reflect on their research and experience of publishing with the journal. 

Top ranked articles

We have collated a list of our most cited and most mentioned articles over the last ten years.

Most cited

PINK1 is activated by mitochondrial membrane potential depolarization and stimulates Parkin E3 ligase activity by phosphorylating Serine 65
Progress and prospects of early detection in lung cancer
Targeting BCL-2 regulated apoptosis in cancer
The role of astrocytes in amyloid production and Alzheimer's disease
T-cell epitope vaccine design by immunoinformatics
Sphingolipids: membrane microdomains in brain development, function and neurological diseases
Recent advances in dynamic m6A RNA modification
High-throughput recombinant protein expression in Escherichia coli: current status and future perspectives
Neuron–glia crosstalk in health and disease: fractalkine and CX3CR1 take centre stage
The ANGPTL3-4-8 model, a molecular mechanism for triglyceride trafficking

Most mentioned

Oxidants, antioxidants and the current incurability of metastatic cancers
Brain and testis: more alike than previously thought?
Tracing the dynamics of gene transcripts after organismal death
Expression of SARS-CoV-2 receptor ACE2 and the protease TMPRSS2 suggests susceptibility of the human embryo in the first trimester
Progress and prospects of early detection in lung cancer
The evolution of scale sensilla in the transition from land to sea in elapid snakes
Predicting virus emergence amid evolutionary noise
Molecular insights into the powerful mucus-based adhesion of limpets (Patella vulgata L.)
The sclerostin-neutralizing antibody AbD09097 recognizes an epitope adjacent to sclerostin's binding site for the Wnt co-receptor LRP6
Why is cancer not more common? A changing microenvironment may help to explain why, and suggests strategies for anti-cancer therapy

Join us in marking our 10th anniversary and we look forward to receiving your next manuscript at Open Biology.



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