Genetics and genomics research has grown at a bewildering pace in the past 15 years. The techniques of these fields are being applied to a wealth of biological questions and experimental systems. PLOS Genetics reflects the full breadth and interdisciplinary nature of this research by publishing outstanding original contributions in all areas of biology.
PLOS Genetics publishes human studies, as well as research on model organisms—from mice and flies, to plants and bacteria. Our emphasis is on studies of broad interest that provide significant insight into biological process or processes.
Topics include (but are not limited to) gene discovery and function, population genetics, genome projects, comparative and functional genomics, medical genetics, disease biology, evolution, gene expression, complex traits, chromosome biology, and epigenetics.
Criteria for Publication
To be considered for publication in PLOS Genetics, any given manuscript must satisfy the following criteria:
For manuscripts that focus on descriptive genomics, the PLOS Genetics editors are generally most enthusiastic about those that also include innovative theoretical treatment or follow-up experimentation that reveals novel and significant biological insight. For work in which disruption of gene function in model organisms plays an important role, compelling evidence of causality and specificity is required, generally supported by mutational analysis. Experiments based on alternative approaches, e.g., morpholinos, F0 gene editing, siRNA, or shRNA, are generally not sufficient unless accompanied by rigorous and thorough justification.
For manuscripts considered as part of our Methods section, the PLOS Genetics editors are most enthusiastic about methods that represent a new way of approaching a biological or biomedical question, or a substantive advance over existing approaches, and that are likely to be adopted broadly by the genetics community. We encourage methods that are computational (“dry bench”) and/or experimental (“wet bench”), and we require that the resources (source code, cell lines, model organisms) required for the method be made publicly available consistent with PLOS’ policy on Materials and Software Sharing, https://journals.plos.org/plosone/s/materials-and-software-sharing#.
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Journal Impact and Article Metrics
PLOS does not consider the Impact Factor to be a reliable or useful metric to assess the performance of individual articles. PLOS supports DORA – the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – and does not promote our journal Impact Factors. We will provide the metric to individuals when specifically requested.
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PLOS Genetics Editorial Board
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