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PLoS ONE- Impact Score, Overall Ranking, h-index, SJR, Rating, Publisher, ISSN, and Other Important Metrics

Last Updated on May 27, 2022

Impact Score

3.58

h-Index

 367

Rank

 5222

SJR

 0.852

Note: The impact score shown here is equivalent to the average number of times documents published in a journal/conference in the past two years have been cited in the current year (i.e., Cites / Doc. (2 years)). It is based on Scopus data and can be a little higher or different compared to the impact factor (IF) produced by Journal Citation Report. Please refer to the Web of Science data source to check the exact journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Important Metrics

Title PLoS ONE
Abbreviation PLoS ONE
Publication Type Journal
Subject Area, Categories, Scope Multidisciplinary (Q1)
h-index 367
Overall Rank/Ranking 5222
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 0.852
Impact Score 3.58
Publisher Public Library of Science
Country United States
ISSN 19326203
Official Website Visit Website
Wikipedia Page Visit Wikipedia




Aim and Scope


PLoS ONE features reports of original research from all disciplines within science and medicine. By not excluding papers on the basis of subject area, PLoS ONE facilitates the discovery of the connections between papers whether within or between disciplines.


About PLoS ONE


PLoS ONE is a journal covering the technologies/fields/categories related to Multidisciplinary (Q1). It is published by Public Library of Science. The overall rank of PLoS ONE is 5222. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 0.852. SCImago Journal Rank is an indicator, which measures the scientific influence of journals. It considers the number of citations received by a journal and the importance of the journals from where these citations come. SJR acts as an alternative to the Journal Impact Factor (or an average number of citations received in last 2 years). This journal has an h-index of 367. The best quartile for this journal is Q1.

The ISSN of PLoS ONE journal is 19326203. An International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a unique code of 8 digits. It is used for the recognition of journals, newspapers, periodicals, and magazines in all kind of forms, be it print-media or electronic. PLoS ONE is cited by a total of 188716 articles during the last 3 years (Preceding 2021).


PLoS ONE Impact Score 2021-2022


The impact score (IS) 2021 of PLoS ONE is 3.58, which is computed in 2022 as per its definition. PLoS ONE IS is increased by a factor of 0.54 and approximate percentage change is 17.76% when compared to preceding year 2020, which shows a rising trend. The impact score (IS), also denoted as Journal impact score (JIS), of an academic journal is a measure of the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal. It is based on Scopus data.

Table Setting

PLoS ONE Impact Score 2022 Prediction


IS 2021 of PLoS ONE is 3.58. If the same upward trend persists, impact score may rise in 2022 as well.


Impact Score Trend


Year wise Impact Score (IS) of PLoS ONE. Based on Scopus data.


Year Impact Score (IS)
2022/2023 Coming Soon
2021 3.58
2020 3.04
2019 2.86
2018 2.90
2017 3.00
2016 3.08
2015 3.48
2014 3.70

PLoS ONE h-index


  Table Setting

PLoS ONE has an h-index of 367. It means 367 articles of this journal have more than 367 number of citations. The h-index is a way of measuring the productivity and citation impact of the publications. The h-index is defined as the maximum value of h such that the given journal/author has published h papers that have each been cited at least h number of times.




PLoS ONE ISSN


The ISSN of PLoS ONE is 19326203. ISSN stands for International Standard Serial Number.

An ISSN is a unique code of 8 digits. It is used for the recognition of journals, newspapers, periodicals, and magazines in all kind of forms, be it print-media or electronic.

Table Setting

PLoS ONE Rank and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


The overall rank of PLoS ONE is 5222. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 0.852. SCImago Journal Rank is an indicator, which measures the scientific influence of journals. It considers the number of citations received by a journal and the importance of the journals from where these citations come.


PLoS ONE Publisher


Table Setting

PLoS ONE is published by Public Library of Science. It's publishing house is located in United States. Coverage history of this journal is as following: 2001, 2006-2021. The organization or individual who handles the printing and distribution of printed or digital publications is known as Publisher.


Call For Papers


Visit the official website of the journal/conference to check the further details about the call for papers.


Publication Fees


PLOS employs several business models to support equitable Open Access. A full list of our publication fees, funding initiatives and fee assistance information is available here.


Abbreviation


The IS0 4 standard abbreviation of PLoS ONE is PLoS ONE. This abbreviation ('PLoS ONE') is well recommended and approved for the purpose of indexing, abstraction, referencing and citing goals. It meets all the essential criteria of ISO 4 standard.

ISO 4 (International Organization for Standardization 4) is an international standard that defines a uniform and consistent system for abbreviating serial publication titles and journals.


How to publish in PLoS ONE


If your research field is/are related to Multidisciplinary (Q1), then please visit the official website of this journal.


Acceptance Rate


  Jan - Jun 19 Jul - Dec 19 Jan - Jun 20 Jul - Dec 20
Time to First Editorial Decision (Rejection or Peer Review) 13 13 12 16
Time to First Decision 43 47 44 47
Time to Final Decision (Rejection or Acceptance) 84 88.5 83 84
Time to Acceptance 157 141 144 149
Time to Publication 171 162 169 162
Time from Acceptance to Publication 9 9 13 11
Desk Rejections without peer review (%) 26.3% 22.3% 23.0% 22.8%
Acceptance Rate* 46.9% 43.1%    
All times are in days and are median numbers
*Acceptance rates are calculated from submission cohorts and are therefore only available with delay

Source: plos.org


The acceptance rate/percentage of any academic journal/conference depends upon many parameters. Some of the critical parameters are listed below.

  • The demand or interest of researchers/scientists in publishing in a specific Journal/Conference.
  • Peer review complexity and timeline.
  • The mix of unsolicited and invited submissions.
  • The time it takes from manuscript submission to final publication.
  • And Many More.

It is essential to understand that the acceptance rate/rejection rate of papers varies among journals. Some Journals considers all the manuscripts submissions as a basis of acceptance rate computation. On the other hand, few consider the only manuscripts sent for peer review or few even not bother about the accurate maintenance of total submissions. Hence, it can provide a rough estimation only.

The best way to find out the acceptance rate is to reach out to the associated editor or to check the official website of the Journal/Conference.


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International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems journal 14563 Inderscience Publishers 17 1.54
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics journal 818 European Geosciences Union 221 6.94
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Plato Journal journal 25661 Coimbra University Press 1 0.06
Science and Engineering of Composite Materials journal 13580 Walter de Gruyter GmbH 21 1.79
Agronomy Journal journal 7036 John Wiley & Sons Inc. 138 2.59
International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos in Applied Sciences and Engineering journal 7003 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd 107 2.49

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Year wise Impact Score (IS) of PLoS ONE

Impact Score Table

Year Impact Score (IS)
2022/2023 Coming Soon
2021 3.58
2020 3.04
2019 2.86
2018 2.90
2017 3.00
2016 3.08
2015 3.48
2014 3.70



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