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BioCosmos: New perspectives on the origin and evolution of life

Interdisciplinary approaches from biosciences, chemistry, physics, and philosophy
Open Access
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BioCosmos is an on-line, peer-reviewed, open access journal that currently does not charge authors for publishing. The journal aims to present a wide variety of novel perspectives on the origins and nature of life that go beyond the standard neo-Darwinian paradigm of biological evolution. The focus is on theoretically innovative, data-driven analysis and experimental results from biology and biochemistry, although broader perspectives from philosophy and physics are also represented.

BioCosmos encourages high quality scientific research and debate, which results in novel theoretical or experimental approaches that deal with unsolved problems of the standard biological theories. To bring about this aim, the journal’s peer review process takes to heart Newton’s ‘Hypotheses non fingo’. In other words, it judges the theoretical claims proposed by authors in terms of the results rather than in terms of how standard theorists deal with the same results. Inevitably, the range of research potentially covered by this journal is very wide. The tableau below provides a sense of this range.

The journal publishes original research articles, reviews, commentaries, letters to the editor and conference reports. Further details, along with instructions for submission, can be found under JOURNAL INFORMATION.


  • Systems Biology
  • Theoretical Biology
  • Historical Biology
  • Cell Biology and Molecular Machines
  • Biological Fine-tuning
  • Biochemical Complexity
  • Bioinformatics
  • Population Genetics
  • Evolutionary Biology and Evolutionary Theory
  • Extended Synthesis
  • Simulated Evolution
  • Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics
  • Functional Morphology
  • Computational Biology
  • Paleontology
  • Astrobiology
  • RNA World

Physics and Cosmology:

  • Cosmology and Fine tuning
  • Quantum Cosmology


  • Prebiotic Scenarios
  • Origin of Life Studies
  • Autocatalysis
  • Prebiotic catalysis
  • Amphiphilic assembly
  • Astrochemistry


  • Teleology and Final Causes
  • Design Arguments
  • Anti- and Alt-Materialisms
  • Systems and Complexity Theory
  • Category and Information Theory


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