The series Athena Transactions in Biology and Life Sciences (ATBLS) has been launched and is now accepting proposals. ATBLS is an open access book series dedicated to publishing proceedings of academic conferences and workshops in the broad fields of Biology and Life Sciences. Proceedings articles published in this series describe the research presented and discussed at conferences and workshops in these fields and all undergo a rigorous peer review process prior to publication. This series offers conference organizers a fast, versatile and cost-effective publication process including production and hosting on Athena’s international STM publishing platform. The full Aims & Scope of this new series can be found here. ATBLS is now accepting publication proposals which can be temporarily submitted via email until the setup of the new online proposal submission system is completed. For more information on how to submit a proposal to this series, please click here.