Journal History

2011 The inaugural issue was released. Life was published as a quarterly journal.
2013 Life was indexed in Scopus - Elsevier.
2014 Life was indexed in PubMed - National Library of Medicine and PubMed Central (PMC) - National Library of Medicine.
2018 Astrobiology Society of Britain (ASB) became affiliated to Life.
2019 Life was indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) - Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).
2020 Life adopted a monthly publication schedule.
Life announced the first edition of the Young Investigators award.
Life announced the first edition of the Best Paper award.
Life received its first Impact Factor (2.991).
2021 Spanish Association for Cancer Research (ASEICA) became affiliated to Life.

Editor-in-Chief

2011–2012 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Marie-Paul Bassez
2014–2015 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Pabulo H. Rampelotto
2016–2018 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. David Deamer
2018–2019 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Muller
2023–present Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Lluís Ribas de Pouplana

Section Editor-in-Chief

2011–2013 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Antonio Bianconi for the section on Physics
2011–2016 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Helga Stan-Lotter for the section on Life Sciences
2014–2016 Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. William Bains for the section on Hypotheses in the Life Sciences
2020–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Ron Elber for the section on Biochemistry, Biophysics and Computational Biology
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Bruce J. Nicholson for the section on Biochemistry, Biophysics and Computational Biology
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Katalin Prokai-Tatrai for the section on Medical Research
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Ramón Cacabelos for the section on Pharmaceutical Sciences
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Andrew Pohorille * for the section on Astrobiology (* Prof. Dr. Andrew Pohorille passed away on 6 January 2024.)
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Stefano Gianni for the section on Proteins and Proteomics
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Lluís Ribas de Pouplana for the section on Genetics and Genomics Research
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Koichiro Tamura for the section on Evolutionary Biology
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Nicola Smania for the section on Physiology and Pathology
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Dr. Daniele Focosi for the section on Epidemiology
2021–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Doron Lancet for the section on Origin of Life
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