Biotechnology for Biofuels is celebrating its 10th anniversary! The journal was launched in 2008 as the first open access journal dedicated to biofuels research. Since then it has grown each year from publishing 18 articles in 2008 to 311 in 2017. By serving the biofuels research community it quickly became the first choice journal for scientists endeavoring to produce next-generation fuels from lignocellulosic (woody) biomass. This is reflected in its five year impact factor of 6.66 and more than 1 million article downloads. Always looking to the future, in 2016 the journal expanded its scope to bio-based chemicals, reflecting the growth in research in this area.
Overseen by the Editors-in-Chief Jean-Marie Francois, Michael Himmel, Debra Mohnen and Charles Wyman, Biotechnology for Biofuels is supported by an expert panel of Associate Editors, who are responsible for peer-review and editorial decision making for the journal. In this anniversary year, we would like to congratulate them on the journal’s continued reputation as a leader in the field and thank all the researchers who have contributed to the incredible body of work.