IMPACT FACTOR JOURNAL RANKING CONFERENCE RANKING Conferences Journals Workshops Seminars SYMPOSIUMS MEETINGS BLOGS LaTeX 5G Tutorial Advertise
 

Search About Journals, Conferences, and Book Series


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

Last Updated on October 4, 2021

Impact Factor

8.029

h-Index

 271

Rank

 376

SJR

 4.127

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 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 271
Overall Rank/Ranking 376
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 4.127
Impact Score 7.28
Impact Factor 8.029 (2020)
Publisher Public Library of Science
Country United States
ISSN 15449173, 15457885


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 376. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 4.127. 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 271. 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 8461 articles during the last 3 years (Preceding 2020).


PLoS Biology Impact Factor 2020-2021


The impact factor (IF) 2020 of PLoS Biology is 8.029, which is computed in 2021 as per it's definition. PLoS Biology IF is increased by a factor of 0.95 and approximate percentage change is 13.47% when compared to preceding year 2019, which shows a rising trend. The impact factor (If), also denoted as Journal impact factor (JIF), 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 Web of Science data.

Table Setting

Impact Factor Trend


Year wise Impact Factor (IF) of PLoS Biology. Based on Web of Science data.


Year Impact Factor (IF)
2021/2022Coming Soon
2020 8.029
2019 7.076
2018 8.386
2017 9.163
2016 9.797
2015 8.668
2014 9.343
2013 11.771
2012 12.690
2011 11.452
2010 12.469

PLoS Biology Impact Score 2020-2021


The impact score (IS) 2020 of PLoS Biology is 7.28, which is computed in 2021 as per its definition. PLoS Biology IS is increased by a factor of 0.39 and approximate percentage change is 5.66% when compared to preceding year 2019, 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 Biology Impact Score 2021 Prediction


IS 2020 of PLoS Biology is 7.28. If the same upward trend persists, impact score of joule may rise in 2021 as well.


Impact Score Trend


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


Year Impact Score (IS)
2021/2022 Coming Soon
2020 7.28
2019 6.89
2018 7.66
2017 7.77
2016 7.27
2015 6.94
2014 7.04

PLoS Biology h-index


  Table Setting

PLoS Biology has an h-index of 271. It means 271 articles of this journal have more than 271 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 376. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 4.127. 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 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: 2003-2020. 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.


Credits and Sources


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



Impact Factor, h-Index, and Other Important Details of These Journals, Conferences, and Books


Journal/Conference/Workshop/Book Title Type Ranking Publisher h-index Impact Score
Bone Marrow Transplantation journal 1997 Nature Publishing Group 127 2.77
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning journal 2054 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd 93 4.73
Phycological Research journal 11262 John Wiley and Sons Inc. 44 1.65
Ploughshares journal 29281 Ploughshares 1 0.01
Urban Review, The journal 3329 Springer Netherlands 39 1.71
2018 International Conference on Information, Communication, Engineering and Technology, ICICET 2018 conference and proceedings 24181 5 0.83
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences journal 18171 Pakistan Association of Advancement in Agricultural Sciences 20 0.74
Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations journal 21659 Routledge 17 0.23
Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal journal 19310 Allied Academies 12 0.89
2017 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2017 conference and proceedings 16289 13 0.00

Check complete list



Year wise Impact Factor (IF) of PLoS Biology

Impact Factor Table

Year Impact Factor (IF)
2021/2022Coming Soon
2020 8.029
2019 7.076
2018 8.386
2017 9.163
2016 9.797
2015 8.668
2014 9.343
2013 11.771
2012 12.690
2011 11.452
2010 12.469



Year wise Impact Score (IF) of PLoS Biology

Impact Score Table

Year Impact Score (IS)
2021/2022 Coming Soon
2020 7.28
2019 6.89
2018 7.66
2017 7.77
2016 7.27
2015 6.94
2014 7.04



Top Journals/Conferences in Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

Molecular Systems Biology
Wiley-Blackwell | United States

Studies in Mycology
Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute | Netherlands

Biological Reviews
Wiley-Blackwell | United States

BMC Biology
BioMed Central Ltd. | United Kingdom

Current Biology
Cell Press | United States

Biometrika
Oxford University Press | United Kingdom

Communications Biology
Springer Nature | United States

BioScience
Oxford University Press | United States

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
The Royal Society | United Kingdom

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
The Royal Society | United Kingdom

See All

Top Journals/Conferences in Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)

Cell
Cell Press | United States

Nature Medicine
Nature Publishing Group | United Kingdom

Molecular Systems Biology
Wiley-Blackwell | United States

EMBO Journal
Wiley-Blackwell | Germany

Nature Protocols
Nature Publishing Group | United Kingdom

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
BMJ Publishing Group | United Kingdom

Cell Reports
Cell Press | United States

Annual Review of Medicine
Annual Reviews Inc. | United States

Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press | United States

eLife
eLife Sciences Publications | United Kingdom

See All

Top Journals/Conferences in Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)

Nature Reviews Microbiology
Nature Publishing Group | United Kingdom

Clinical Microbiology Reviews
American Society for Microbiology | United States

Molecular Systems Biology
Wiley-Blackwell | United States

Cell Host and Microbe
Cell Press | United States

EMBO Journal
Wiley-Blackwell | Germany

Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
American Society for Microbiology | United States

eLife
eLife Sciences Publications | United Kingdom

Microbiology spectrum
American Society for Microbiology | United States

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
The Royal Society | United Kingdom

DMM Disease Models and Mechanisms
Company of Biologists Ltd | United Kingdom

See All

Top Journals/Conferences in Neuroscience (miscellaneous)

Nature Neuroscience
Nature Publishing Group | United Kingdom

Nature Reviews Neuroscience
Nature Publishing Group | United Kingdom

Annual Review of Neuroscience
Annual Reviews Inc. | United States

Neuron
Cell Press | United States

EMBO Journal
Wiley-Blackwell | Germany

eLife
eLife Sciences Publications | United Kingdom

Trends in Neurosciences
Elsevier Ltd. | United Kingdom

Current Opinion in Neurobiology
Elsevier Ltd. | United Kingdom

Progress in Neurobiology
Elsevier Ltd. | United Kingdom

Current Biology
Cell Press | United States

See All