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PLoS Computational 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

4.01

h-Index

2022-2023

 205

Rank

2022-2023

 1476

SJR

2022-2023

 1.872

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 Computational Biology
Abbreviation PLoS Comput. Biol.
Publication Type Journal
Subject Area, Categories, Scope Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (Q1); Computational Theory and Mathematics (Q1); Ecology (Q1); Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics (Q1); Genetics (Q1); Modeling and Simulation (Q1); Molecular Biology (Q1)
h-index 205
Overall Rank/Ranking 1476
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 1.872
Impact Score 4.01
Publisher Public Library of Science
Country United States
ISSN 15537358, 1553734X
Best Quartile Q1
Coverage History 2005-2022




About PLoS Computational Biology


PLoS Computational Biology is a journal covering the technologies/fields/categories related to Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (Q1); Computational Theory and Mathematics (Q1); Ecology (Q1); Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics (Q1); Genetics (Q1); Modeling and Simulation (Q1); Molecular Biology (Q1). It is published by Public Library of Science. The overall rank of PLoS Computational Biology is 1476. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 1.872. 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 205. The best quartile for this journal is Q1.

The ISSN of PLoS Computational Biology journal is 15537358, 1553734X. 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 Computational Biology is cited by a total of 11019 articles during the last 3 years (Preceding 2022).


PLoS Computational Biology Impact IF 2022-2023


The Impact IF 2022 of PLoS Computational Biology is 4.01, which is computed in 2023 as per its definition. PLoS Computational Biology IF is decreased by a factor of 0.6 and approximate percentage change is -13.02% when compared to preceding year 2021, which shows a falling 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 Computational Biology Impact IF 2023 Prediction


Impact IF 2022 of PLoS Computational Biology is 4.01. If the same downward trend persists, Impact IF may fall in 2023 as well.


Impact IF Trend


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


Year Impact IF
2023/2024 Coming Soon
2022 4.01
2021 4.61
2020 4.16
2019 4.73
2018 4.34
2017 4.12
2016 4.68
2015 5.05
2014 5.10

PLoS Computational Biology h-index


  Table Setting

PLoS Computational Biology has an h-index of 205. It means 205 articles of this journal have more than 205 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 Computational Biology ISSN


The ISSN of PLoS Computational Biology is 15537358, 1553734X. 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 Computational Biology Rank and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


The overall rank of PLoS Computational Biology is 1476. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 1.872. 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 Computational Biology by Year


Year SJR
2023/2024 Coming Soon
2022 1.872
2021 1.960
2020 2.628
2019 2.910
2018 2.949
2017 3.097
2016 3.243
2015 3.476
2014 3.412

Ranking of PLoS Computational Biology by Year


Year Ranking
2023/2024 Coming Soon
2022 1476
2021 1292
2020 827
2019 705
2018 676
2017 621
2016 567
2015 493
2014 520

PLoS Computational Biology Publisher


Table Setting

PLoS Computational 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: 2005-2022. 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 Computational Biology is PLoS Comput. Biol.. This abbreviation ('PLoS Comput. 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 Computational Biology


If your research field is/are related to Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (Q1); Computational Theory and Mathematics (Q1); Ecology (Q1); Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics (Q1); Genetics (Q1); Modeling and Simulation (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 Computational Biology?

PLoS Computational Biology latest impact IF is 4.01. It's evaluated in the year 2022. The highest and the lowest impact IF or impact score of this journal are 5.10 (2014) and 4.01 (2022), respectively, in the last 9 years. Moreover, its average IS is 4.53 in the previous 9 years.


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

The PLoS Computational Biology has an SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) of 1.872, 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 3.476 in 2015 and the lowest being 1.872 in 2022. Furthermore, the average SJR of the PLoS Computational Biology over the previous 9-year period stands at 4.53.


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

The latest h-index of the PLoS Computational Biology is 205.


Who's the publisher of the PLoS Computational Biology?

The PLoS Computational 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 Computational Biology?

The PLoS Computational Biology is currently ranked 1476 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 493 in 2015 and its lowest position of 1476 in 2022.


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

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


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

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


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

The PLoS Computational Biology encompasses the following areas:

  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Ecology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Molecular Biology

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


What's the ISSN of the PLoS Computational Biology?

The PLoS Computational Biology is assigned the following International Standard Serial Numbers (ISSN): 15537358, 1553734X.


What's the best quartile of the PLoS Computational Biology?

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


What's the coverage history of the PLoS Computational Biology?

The PLoS Computational Biology coverage history can be summarized as follows: 2005-2022.


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 Computational Biology

Impact Score Table

Year Impact Score (IS)
2023/2024 Coming Soon
2022 4.01
2021 4.61
2020 4.16
2019 4.73
2018 4.34
2017 4.12
2016 4.68
2015 5.05
2014 5.10



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