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

Last Updated on June 24, 2021

Impact Factor

10.500

h-Index

 228

Rank

 305

SJR

 4.847

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 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 228
Overall Rank/Ranking 305
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 4.847
Impact Score 9.17
Impact Factor 10.500 (2019)
Publisher Public Library of Science
Country United States
ISSN 15491277, 15491676


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 305. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 4.847. 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 228. 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 7192 articles during the last 3 years (Preceding 2020).


PLoS Medicine Impact Factor 2019-2020


The impact factor (IF) 2019 of PLoS Medicine is 10.500, which is computed in 2020 as per it's definition. PLoS Medicine IF is decreased by a factor of 0.55 and approximate percentage change is -4.96% when compared to preceding year 2018, which shows a falling 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 Medicine. Based on Web of Science data.


Year Impact Factor (IF)
2020/2021Coming Soon
2019 10.500
2018 11.048
2017 11.675
2016 11.862
2015 13.585
2014 14.429
2013 14.000
2012 15.253
2011 16.269
2010 15.617

PLoS Medicine Impact Score 2020-2021


The impact score (IS) 2020 of PLoS Medicine is 9.17, which is computed in 2021 as per its definition. PLoS Medicine IS is increased by a factor of 0.76 and approximate percentage change is 9.04% 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 Medicine Impact Score 2021 Prediction


IS 2020 of PLoS Medicine is 9.17. 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 Medicine. Based on Scopus data.


Year Impact Score (IS)
2021/2022 Coming Soon
2020 9.17
2019 8.41
2018 7.72
2017 8.14
2016 8.80
2015 9.67
2014 9.31

PLoS Medicine h-index


  Table Setting

PLoS Medicine has an h-index of 228. It means 228 articles of this journal have more than 228 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 305. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 4.847. 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 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: 2004-2020. 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 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.


Credits and Sources


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



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Vienna Yearbook of Population Research journal 17522 Verlag der Oesterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 22 0.56
Hemodialysis International journal 7612 Wiley-Blackwell 47 1.59
Journal of Chemical Research journal 20101 Science Reviews Ltd 30 0.67
Systems Research and Behavioral Science journal 12833 John Wiley and Sons Ltd 45 1.64
IET Conference Publications conference and proceedings 26598 39 0.24
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Year wise Impact Factor (IF) of PLoS Medicine

Impact Factor Table

Year Impact Factor (IF)
2020/2021Coming Soon
2019 10.500
2018 11.048
2017 11.675
2016 11.862
2015 13.585
2014 14.429
2013 14.000
2012 15.253
2011 16.269
2010 15.617



Year wise Impact Score (IF) of PLoS Medicine

Impact Score Table

Year Impact Score (IS)
2021/2022 Coming Soon
2020 9.17
2019 8.41
2018 7.72
2017 8.14
2016 8.80
2015 9.67
2014 9.31



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