Last Updated on June 22, 2023

PLoS Biology- Impact Score, Ranking, SJR, h-index, Citescore, Rating, Publisher, ISSN, and Other Important Details


Published By: Public Library of Science

Abbreviation: PLoS Biol.




Impact Score

The impact Score or journal impact score (JIS) is equivalent to Impact Factor. The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric index calculated by Clarivate that reflects the yearly mean number of citations of articles published in the last two years in a given journal, as indexed by Clarivate's Web of Science. On the other hand, Impact Score is based on Scopus data.

9.41

SJR

 4.005

h-Index

 293

Rank

 381

Important Details

Title PLoS Biology
Standard Abbreviation PLoS Biol.
Type of Publication Journal
Discipline Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous) (Q1); Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous) (Q1); Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) (Q1); Neuroscience (miscellaneous) (Q1)
Impact Score 9.41
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 4.005
h-index 293
Overall Rank 381
Publisher Name Public Library of Science
Publication Country United States
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) 15449173, 15457885
Coverage and History 2003-2022
Best Quartile Q1
Total Citations Received
(Last 3 Year)
10184

About PLoS Biology


PLoS Biology is a journal published by Public Library of Science. This journal covers the area[s] related to Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous), Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous), Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous), Neuroscience (miscellaneous), etc. The coverage history of this journal is as follows: 2003-2022. The rank of this journal is 381. This journal's impact score, h-index, and SJR are 9.41, 293, and 4.005, respectively. The ISSN of this journal is/are as follows: 15449173, 15457885.

The best quartile of PLoS Biology is Q1. This journal has received a total of 10184 citations during the last three years (Preceding 2022).


PLoS Biology Impact Score 2022-2023


The latest impact score (IS) of the PLoS Biology is 9.41. It is computed in the year 2023 as per its definition and based on Scopus data. 9.41

It is increased by a factor of around 0.4, and the percentage change is 4.44% compared to the preceding year 2021, indicating a rising trend.

The impact score (IS), also denoted as the 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

Prediction of PLoS Biology Impact Score 2023


Impact Score 2022 of PLoS Biology is 9.41. If a similar upward trend continues, IS may increase in 2023 as well.


Impact Score Graph


Check below the Impact Score trends of PLoS Biology. This is based on Scopus data.


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

PLoS Biology h-index


  Table Setting

The h-index of PLoS Biology is 293. By definition of the h-index, this journal has at least 293 published articles with more than 293 citations.

What is h-index?

The h-index (also known as the Hirsch index or Hirsh index) is a scientometric parameter used to evaluate the scientific impact of the publications and journals. It is defined as the maximum value of h such that the given Journal has published at least h papers and each has at least h citations.




PLoS Biology ISSN


The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) of PLoS Biology is/are as follows: 15449173, 15457885.

The ISSN is a unique 8-digit identifier for a specific publication like Magazine or Journal. The ISSN is used in the postal system and in the publishing world to identify the articles that are published in journals, magazines, newsletters, etc. This is the number assigned to your article by the publisher, and it is the one you will use to reference your article within the library catalogues.

ISSN code (also called as "ISSN structure" or "ISSN syntax") can be expressed as follows: NNNN-NNNC
Here, N is in the set {0,1,2,3...,9}, a digit character, and C is in {0,1,2,3,...,9,X}

Table Setting

PLoS Biology Ranking and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


The PLoS Biology is ranked 381 among 27955 Journals, Conferences, and Book Series. As per 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.


PLoS Biology Publisher


Table Setting

The publisher of PLoS Biology is Public Library of Science. The publishing house of this journal is located in the United States. Its coverage history is as follows: 2003-2022.


Call For Papers (CFPs)


Please check the official website of this journal to find out the complete details and Call For Papers (CFPs).


Abbreviation


The International Organization for Standardization 4 (ISO 4) abbreviation of PLoS Biology is PLoS Biol.. ISO 4 is an international standard which defines a uniform and consistent system for the abbreviation of serial publication titles, which are published regularly. The primary use of ISO 4 is to abbreviate or shorten the names of scientific journals using the technique of List of Title Word Abbreviations (LTWA).

As ISO 4 is an international standard, the abbreviation ('PLoS Biol.') can be used for citing, indexing, abstraction, and referencing purposes.


How to publish in PLoS Biology


If your area of research or discipline is related to Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous), Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous), Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous), Neuroscience (miscellaneous), etc., please check the journal's official website to understand the complete publication process.


Acceptance Rate


There are several factors that influence the acceptance rate of any academic journal. Here are some critical parameters that are considered while calculating the acceptance rate:

  • Interest/demand of researchers/scientists for publishing in a specific journal/conference.
  • The complexity of the peer review process and timeline.
  • Time taken from draft submission to final publication.
  • Number of submissions received and acceptance slots
  • And Many More.

The simplest way to find out the acceptance rate or rejection rate of a Journal/Conference is to check with the journal's/conference's editorial team through emails or through the official website.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What is the impact score of PLoS Biology?

The latest impact score of PLoS Biology is 9.41. It is computed in the year 2023.


What is the h-index of PLoS Biology?

The latest h-index of PLoS Biology is 293. It is evaluated in the year 2023.


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

The latest SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) of PLoS Biology is 4.005. It is calculated in the year 2023.


What is the ranking of PLoS Biology?

The latest ranking of PLoS Biology is 381. This ranking is among 27955 Journals, Conferences, and Book Series. It is computed in the year 2023.


Who is the publisher of PLoS Biology?

PLoS Biology is published by Public Library of Science. The publication country of this journal is United States.


What is the abbreviation of PLoS Biology?

This standard abbreviation of PLoS Biology is PLoS Biol..


Is "PLoS Biology" a Journal, Conference or Book Series?

PLoS Biology is a journal published by Public Library of Science.


What is the scope of PLoS Biology?

The scope of PLoS Biology is as follows:

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

For detailed scope of PLoS Biology, check the official website of this journal.


What is the ISSN of PLoS Biology?

The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) of PLoS Biology is/are as follows: 15449173, 15457885.


What is the best quartile for PLoS Biology?

The best quartile for PLoS Biology is Q1.


What is the coverage history of PLoS Biology?

The coverage history of PLoS Biology is as follows 2003-2022.


Credits and Sources


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

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.


Impact Score, SJR, h-Index, and Other Important metrics of These Journals, Conferences, and Book Series


Journal/Conference/Book Title Type Publisher Ranking SJR h-index Impact Score
Historia Journal Universidade Estadual Paulista 27560 7 0.02
Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo Conference And Proceedings 17577 54 0.00
Applied Ecology and Environmental Research Journal Corvinus University of Budapest 17545 38 0.74
SPE Production and Operations Symposium, Proceedings Conference And Proceedings 15907 21 0.00
Clinical Medicine and Research Journal Marshfield Clinic 16602 60 1.06
Journal of Classical Sociology Journal SAGE Publications Ltd 13766 27 0.83
Socialism and Democracy Journal Taylor and Francis Ltd. 26162 17 0.09
Syntax Journal Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd 3422 29 0.93
International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems - ASPLOS Conference And Proceedings Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 781 100 8.01
International Journal of Pest Management Journal Taylor and Francis Ltd. 13393 50 1.50

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PLoS Biology Impact Score (IS) Trend

Table: Impact Score

Year Impact Score (IS)
2023/2024 Updated 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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