Biological Communications is a rebranded new title of the former journal «Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Series 3. Biology».
The journal was founded as «Vestnik of Leningrad University» in 1946. Since 1953, it was published under several series. In 1956 the series «Biology» was first established.
Volume numbering for Biological Communications starts from 62 given the history of the «Biology» series of Vestnik. As its predecessors, Biological Communications is published at a quarterly basis.
Aims and scope
Biological Communications publishes research in all areas of the biological sciences from classical disciplines botany and zoology to biotechnology given the research is of high quality. Some emphasis is given to rapidly developing fields: neuroscience and cognition; organismal and evolutionary biology; palaeontology; cell and developmental biology; classical ecology; marine and arctic research; mechanisms of diseases.
Biological Communications is included in the list of the leading refereed academic journals and periodicals recommended by the Higher Attestation Committee at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, assigned for publication of the key results of doctoral dissertations (including the both Russian doctoral degrees: the PhD and the Doctor of Biology).
Abstracting and Indexing
Articles of the journal are indexed by several systems: EBSCO, RSCI (Russian Science Citation Index), Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, East View, Cyberleninka, eLIBRARY.ru, Publons, ResearchGate, BIOSIS Previews, Zoological Record, Dimensions.