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PLoS Medicine

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

10.42

h-Index

2022-2023

 258

Rank

2022-2023

 350

SJR

2022-2023

 4.223

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 Medicine
Abbreviation PLoS Med.
Publication Type Journal
Subject Area, Categories, Scope Biochemistry (Q1); Biotechnology (Q1); Cell Biology (Q1); Medicine (miscellaneous) (Q1); Molecular Biology (Q1)
h-index 258
Overall Rank/Ranking 350
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 4.223
Impact Score 10.42
Publisher Public Library of Science
Country United States
ISSN 15491277, 15491676
Best Quartile Q1
Coverage History 2004-2022




Aim and Scope


PLoS Medicine gives the highest priority to papers on the conditions and risk factors that cause the greatest losses in years of healthy life worldwide. For a guide to the conditions and risk factors that we prioritize, see Tables 1.1 and 1.2 of Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors.

Within these priority areas we make decisions based on whether papers are likely to directly and substantially affect clinical practice or public health policy, or have implications of broad general interest for the direction of future, directly clinically relevant research. In addition, we seek to publish papers that address important topics in the ethics and reporting of medical research.


About PLoS Medicine


PLoS Medicine is a journal covering the technologies/fields/categories related to Biochemistry (Q1); Biotechnology (Q1); Cell Biology (Q1); Medicine (miscellaneous) (Q1); Molecular Biology (Q1). It is published by Public Library of Science. The overall rank of PLoS Medicine is 350. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 4.223. 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 258. The best quartile for this journal is Q1.

The ISSN of PLoS Medicine journal is 15491277, 15491676. 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 Medicine is cited by a total of 9701 articles during the last 3 years (Preceding 2022).


PLoS Medicine Impact IF 2022-2023


The Impact IF 2022 of PLoS Medicine is 10.42, which is computed in 2023 as per its definition. PLoS Medicine IF is increased by a factor of 0.77 and approximate percentage change is 7.98% 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 Medicine Impact IF 2023 Prediction


Impact IF 2022 of PLoS Medicine is 10.42. If the same upward trend persists, Impact IF may rise in 2023 as well.


Impact IF Trend


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


Year Impact IF
2023/2024 Coming Soon
2022 10.42
2021 9.65
2020 8.92
2019 8.46
2018 7.88
2017 8.24
2016 8.93
2015 9.78
2014 9.44

PLoS Medicine h-index


  Table Setting

PLoS Medicine has an h-index of 258. It means 258 articles of this journal have more than 258 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 Medicine ISSN


The ISSN of PLoS Medicine is 15491277, 15491676. 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 Medicine Rank and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


The overall rank of PLoS Medicine is 350. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 4.223. 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 Medicine by Year


Year SJR
2023/2024 Coming Soon
2022 4.223
2021 4.180
2020 4.847
2019 5.616
2018 6.626
2017 5.914
2016 6.419
2015 6.078
2014 5.704

Ranking of PLoS Medicine by Year


Year Ranking
2023/2024 Coming Soon
2022 350
2021 362
2020 305
2019 235
2018 174
2017 224
2016 186
2015 201
2014 223

PLoS Medicine Publisher


Table Setting

PLoS Medicine is published by Public Library of Science. It's publishing house is located in United States. Coverage history of this journal is as following: 2004-2022. 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 Medicine is PLoS Med.. This abbreviation ('PLoS Med.') 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 Medicine


If your research field is/are related to Biochemistry (Q1); Biotechnology (Q1); Cell Biology (Q1); Medicine (miscellaneous) (Q1); Molecular Biology (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 Medicine?

PLoS Medicine latest impact IF is 10.42. It's evaluated in the year 2022. The highest and the lowest impact IF or impact score of this journal are 10.42 (2022) and 7.88 (2018), respectively, in the last 9 years. Moreover, its average IS is 9.08 in the previous 9 years.


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

The PLoS Medicine has an SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) of 4.223, 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 6.626 in 2018 and the lowest being 4.180 in 2021. Furthermore, the average SJR of the PLoS Medicine over the previous 9-year period stands at 9.08.


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

The latest h-index of the PLoS Medicine is 258.


Who's the publisher of the PLoS Medicine?

The PLoS Medicine 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 Medicine?

The PLoS Medicine is currently ranked 350 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 174 in 2018 and its lowest position of 362 in 2021.


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

The standard ISO4 abbreviation for the PLoS Medicine is PLoS Med..


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

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


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

The PLoS Medicine encompasses the following areas:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Biology

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


What's the ISSN of the PLoS Medicine?

The PLoS Medicine is assigned the following International Standard Serial Numbers (ISSN): 15491277, 15491676.


What's the best quartile of the PLoS Medicine?

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


What's the coverage history of the PLoS Medicine?

The PLoS Medicine coverage history can be summarized as follows: 2004-2022.


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 Medicine

Impact Score Table

Year Impact Score (IS)
2023/2024 Coming Soon
2022 10.42
2021 9.65
2020 8.92
2019 8.46
2018 7.88
2017 8.24
2016 8.93
2015 9.78
2014 9.44



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