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Discipline Biology
Language English
Edited by Timothy M. Beardsley
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
Standard abbreviations
ISSN 0006-3568 (print)
1525-3244 (web)
LCCN 82643645
OCLC no. 610211421
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  • Online archive of the AIBS Bulletin

BioScience is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal that is published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Institute of Biological Sciences.[1] It was established in 1964 and was preceded by the AIBS Bulletin (1951-1963).

The journal publishes literature reviews of current research in biology, as well as essays and discussion sections on education, public policy, history of biology, and theoretical issues.[2]

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed (1973-1979),[3] the Science Citation Index, Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, The Zoological Record, and BIOSIS Previews.[4] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 4.739.[5]


  1. ^ Oxford University Press to publish BioScience journal from 2014
  2. ^ "About the journal". BioScience. Oxford University. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bioscience". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  4. ^ "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  5. ^ "BioScience". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 

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