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PLoS Biology

Impact, Factor and Metrics, Impact Score, Ranking, h-index, SJR, Rating, Publisher, ISSN, and More

Last Updated on October 31, 2023

Impact Score

2022-2023

9.41

h-Index

2022-2023

 293

Rank

2022-2023

 381

SJR

2022-2023

 4.005

Note: The impact score or impact index 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 and Factor

Title PLoS Biology
Abbreviation PLoS Biol.
Publication Type Journal
Subject Area, Categories, Scope Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous) (Q1); Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous) (Q1); Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) (Q1); Neuroscience (miscellaneous) (Q1)
h-index 293
Overall Rank/Ranking 381
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 4.005
Impact Score 9.41
Publisher Public Library of Science
Country United States
ISSN 15449173, 15457885
Best Quartile Q1
Coverage History 2003-2022




Aim and Scope


PLoS Biology features works of exceptional significance, originality, and relevance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including works at the interface of other disciplines, such as chemistry, medicine, and mathematics. Our audience is the international scientific community as well as educators, policy makers, patient advocacy groups, and interested members of the public around the world.


About PLoS Biology


PLoS Biology is a journal covering the technologies/fields/categories related to Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous) (Q1); Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous) (Q1); Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) (Q1); Neuroscience (miscellaneous) (Q1). It is published by Public Library of Science. The overall rank of PLoS Biology is 381. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 4.005. 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 293. The best quartile for this journal is Q1.

The ISSN of PLoS Biology journal is 15449173, 15457885. 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 Biology is cited by a total of 10184 articles during the last 3 years (Preceding 2022).


PLoS Biology Impact IF 2022-2023


The Impact IF 2022 of PLoS Biology is 9.41, which is computed in 2023 as per its definition. PLoS Biology IF is increased by a factor of 0.4 and approximate percentage change is 4.44% when compared to preceding year 2021, which shows a rising trend. The impact IF, 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 Biology Impact IF 2023 Prediction


Impact IF 2022 of PLoS Biology is 9.41. If the same upward trend persists, Impact IF may rise in 2023 as well.


Impact IF Trend


Year wise Impact IF of PLoS Biology. Based on Scopus data.


Year Impact IF
2023/2024 Coming Soon
2022 9.41
2021 9.01
2020 6.98
2019 6.76
2018 7.10
2017 7.18
2016 7.32
2015 7.01
2014 7.07

PLoS Biology h-index


  Table Setting

PLoS Biology has an h-index of 293. It means 293 articles of this journal have more than 293 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 Biology ISSN


The ISSN of PLoS Biology is 15449173, 15457885. 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 Biology Rank and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


The overall rank of PLoS Biology is 381. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 4.005. 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 of PLoS Biology by Year


Year SJR
2023/2024 Coming Soon
2022 4.005
2021 3.928
2020 4.127
2019 4.488
2018 4.783
2017 4.941
2016 5.060
2015 5.596
2014 6.814

Ranking of PLoS Biology by Year


Year Ranking
2023/2024 Coming Soon
2022 381
2021 394
2020 376
2019 322
2018 316
2017 299
2016 274
2015 234
2014 167

PLoS Biology Publisher


Table Setting

PLoS Biology is published by Public Library of Science. It's publishing house is located in United States. Coverage history of this journal is as following: 2003-2022. 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.


Abbreviation


The IS0 4 standard abbreviation of PLoS Biology is PLoS Biol.. This abbreviation ('PLoS Biol.') 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 Biology


If your research field is/are related to Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous) (Q1); Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous) (Q1); Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) (Q1); Neuroscience (miscellaneous) (Q1), then please visit the official website of this journal.


Acceptance Rate


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.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What's the latest impact IF of the PLoS Biology?

PLoS Biology latest impact IF is 9.41. It's evaluated in the year 2022. The highest and the lowest impact IF or impact score of this journal are 9.41 (2022) and 6.76 (2019), respectively, in the last 9 years. Moreover, its average IS is 7.54 in the previous 9 years.


What's the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) of the PLoS Biology?

The PLoS Biology has an SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) of 4.005, according to the latest data. It is computed in the year 2023. In the past 9 years, this journal has recorded a range of SJR, with the highest being 6.814 in 2014 and the lowest being 3.928 in 2021. Furthermore, the average SJR of the PLoS Biology over the previous 9-year period stands at 7.54.


What's the latest h-index of the PLoS Biology?

The latest h-index of the PLoS Biology is 293.


Who's the publisher of the PLoS Biology?

The PLoS Biology is published by the Public Library of Science, with its country of publication being the United States.


What's the current ranking of the PLoS Biology?

The PLoS Biology is currently ranked 381 out of 27955 Journals, Conferences, and Book Series in the latest ranking. Over the course of the last 9 years, this journal has experienced varying rankings, reaching its highest position of 167 in 2014 and its lowest position of 394 in 2021.


What's the abbreviation or short name for the PLoS Biology?

The standard ISO4 abbreviation for the PLoS Biology is PLoS Biol..


Is the "PLoS Biology" classified as a Journal, Conference and Proceedings, Trade Journal or Book Series?

PLoS Biology is classified as a journal that the Public Library of Science publishes.


What's the scope or major areas of the PLoS Biology?

The PLoS Biology encompasses the following areas:

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)
  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)

For a more comprehensive understanding of its scope, check the official website of this journal.


What's the ISSN of the PLoS Biology?

The PLoS Biology is assigned the following International Standard Serial Numbers (ISSN): 15449173, 15457885.


What's the best quartile of the PLoS Biology?

The best quartile for the PLoS Biology is Q1 (2022).


What's the coverage history of the PLoS Biology?

The PLoS Biology coverage history can be summarized as follows: 2003-2022.


Credits and Sources


  • Scimago Journal & Country Rank (SJR), https://www.scimagojr.com/
  • Journal Impact Factor, https://clarivate.com/



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Year wise Impact Score (IS) of PLoS Biology

Impact Score Table

Year Impact Score (IS)
2023/2024 Coming Soon
2022 9.41
2021 9.01
2020 6.98
2019 6.76
2018 7.10
2017 7.18
2016 7.32
2015 7.01
2014 7.07



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