These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence-based through credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased, and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate Biology Journal Pro-Science and Mostly Factual for reporting due to being published by a company that has failed fact checks in other journals.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Journal
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Biology Journal is published by MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), formerly Molecular Diversity Preservation International, an open-access journal publisher based in Basel, Switzerland. Biology is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal of biological sciences published monthly online by MDPI. MDPI publishes over 400 journals.
Funded by / Ownership
The publisher of Biology Journal is MDPI AG, which Shu-Kun Lin owns. Here is the list of the Management Team. According to “MDPI Open Access Information and Policy.” MDPI articles and all its journals are open access where authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management; here is “General Information on MDPI’s Article Processing Charges (APC).”
Analysis / Bias
Biology Journal covers the study of biology. Studies are published via open access, such as this: Multi-Stage Transcriptome Analysis Revealed the Growth Mechanism of Feathers and Hair Follicles during Induction Molting by Fasting in the Late Stage of Egg Laying. Like all others reviewed, this study is Pro-Science, well-researched and low-biased.
While Biology Journal has not failed a fact-check, its publisher has faced criticism as an open-access predatory journal. Read our full review on MDPI.
Failed Fact Checks
- None for Biology Journal; however, other MDPI journals have failed fact checks.
Overall, we rate Biology Journal Pro-Science and Mostly Factual for reporting due to being published by a company that has failed fact checks in other journals. (M. Huitsing 10/19/2023)
Last Updated on October 19, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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