PLOS Biology

PLOS Biology publishes significant advances across the biological sciences. And we push boundaries. 
Designed to advance science and the communities who depend upon it, we’re transforming research communication to fit the research process. Evolving article types and policies empower authors to share the full story behind their science with a global audience of researchers, educators, policymakers, patient advocacy groups, and the public. 

PLOS Biology Scope
PLOS Biology is the flagship PLOS journal in the life sciences and features works of exceptional significance, originality, and relevance in all areas of biological science and at every scale; from molecules to ecosystems, including works at the interface of other disciplines. We also welcome data-driven meta-research articles that evaluate and aim to improve the standards of research in the life sciences and beyond.


Criteria for Publication
PLOS Biology is highly selective and publishes significant advances resulting from original lines of inquiry that have a broad impact in their field and across other disciplines. To be considered for publication, work must also demonstrate a high standard of scientific rigor in its methodology, reporting, and conclusions.


What does PLOS Biology stand for?
What does PLOS stand for? The Public Library of Science (PLOS) was founded in 2001 as a nonprofit organization to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

Is PLOS ONE a reputable journal?
PLOS ONE is indexed by Google, Web of Science, PubMed, etc.; hence, it is considered a good journal. Your paper will show up in literature searches on specific topics. Thus, publishing in PLOS ONE, or any indexed journal, will attract as many citations as a paper published elsewhere but only if your article is useful.

Is PLOS predatory?
In some Chinese tertiary teaching hospitals, PLOS ONE is considered as a predatory journal.


PLOS Biology impact Factor 2019?
7.076 (2019)


PLOS Biology Publication Fee
Discovery Report $3,350
Update Articles $2,350
All Other Articles $4,000


PLOS Biology Scimago

SCImago Journal & Country Rank


PLOS Biology Editorial Board

  • Anders Hedenström
  • Graham Taylor
  • Connie Eaves
  • Albana Gattelli 
  • Monika Hegi
  • Pascal Meier
  • Mario Suva
  • Matt van de Rijn
  • Hilary Coller
  • Bruce Edgar
  • Marcos Malumbres
  • David Pellman 
  • Jon Pines
  • Sarah Zanders 
  • Mathieu Bertrand
  • Ana Garcia-Sáez 
  • Hans-Uwe Simon  
  • Anna Huttenlocher 
  • Laura Machesky
  • Carole Parent 
  • Renata Basto
  • Dagmar Wachten
  • Marianne Bronner
  • Kim Cooper
  • Cecilia Lo
  • Mary Mullins
  • Emma Rawlins
  • Yi-Hsien Su
  • Nic Tapon
  • Amy Weinmann  
  • Simon Hughes 
  • Konrad Basler  
  • Caroline Hill 
  • François Schweisguth
  • Ursula Jakob  
  • Joshua Brickman 
  • Christa Bücker  
  • Catarina Homem
  • Bon-Kyoung Koo
  • Madeline Lancaster
  • Sally Lowell
  • Tom Rando 
  • Kate Storey
  • Yukiko Yamashita
  • Judith Campisi
  • Jennifer Garrison
  • Thomas Kirkwood
  • Heidi Tissenbaum
  • Fernanda Ceriani
  • Samer Hattar

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PLOS Biology Details

Journal Name PLOS Biology
Journal Abbreviation PLOS Biology Abbreviation
Journal Print 1544-9173 (15449173)
Journal Online 1545-7885 (15457885)
Impact Factor PLOS Biology Impact Factor
CiteScore PLOS Biology CiteScore
Acceptance Rate PLOS Biology Acceptance Rate
SCImago Journal Rank PLOS Biology SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)
Submit Manuscript PLOS Biology Website

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