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PLoS ONE

Acceptance Rate
71.3 %

The definition of journal acceptance rate is the percentage of all articles submitted to PLoS ONE that was accepted for publication. Based on the Journal Acceptance Rate Feedback System database, the latest acceptance rate of PLoS ONE is 71.3%.


Submission Experiences

When did you submit your manuscript?
2021
What is the outcome of your manuscript?
Accepted
Comment
The reviewers were clearly experts, and gave a rapid but thorough review.
When did you submit your manuscript?
2021
What is the outcome of your manuscript?
Rejected

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It took over 4 months to assign an editor. The assigned editor withdrew twice. The reviewers needed another 2 months to respond. Via an appeal we were allowed to send a second revision as one of the reviewer?™s response on the revision was in contrast to the original response. It took another 5 months to process the appeal again PlosOne had problems assigning an editor. So in total it took 14 months to receive a rejection.,

When did you submit your manuscript?
2021
What is the outcome of your manuscript?
Rejected
When did you submit your manuscript?
2021
What is the outcome of your manuscript?
Rejected

Comment
Trash journal. One reviewer had minor revisions recommended, the other major. Editor then took the liberty to reject it outright, without any helpful feedback, and then refused to provide any useful feedback when approached. Very slow process and ultimately a huge waste of time. Do not submit here.

When did you submit your manuscript?
2021
What is the outcome of your manuscript?
Rejected

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Editor Acceptance Rate Review

Cristiano Pagnini

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100.0 %

The definition of editor acceptance rate is the percentage of all articles submitted to PLoS ONE Editor Cristiano Pagnini that was accepted for publication. Based on the Journal Acceptance Rate Feedback System database, the latest acceptance rate of PLoS ONE Editor Cristiano Pagnini is 100.0%.

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Gunter Schnieder

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100.0 %

The definition of editor acceptance rate is the percentage of all articles submitted to PLoS ONE Editor Gunter Schnieder that was accepted for publication. Based on the Journal Acceptance Rate Feedback System database, the latest acceptance rate of PLoS ONE Editor Gunter Schnieder is 100.0%.

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Dario Ummarino

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0.0 %

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Wisit Cheungpasitporn

Acceptance Rate
0 %

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E.B

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0.0 %

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Total Accpted Manuscripts"
262969
Annual Accepted Manuscripts
16554

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PLoS ONE

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate for an academic journal is dependent upon the relative demand for publishing in a particular journal, the peer review processes in place, the mix of invited and unsolicited submissions, and time to publication, among others. As such, it may be a proxy for perceived prestige and demand as compared to availability. However, locating acceptance rates for individual journals or for specific disciplines can be difficult, yet is necessary information for promotion and tenure activities. Journals with lower article acceptance rates are frequently considered to be more prestigious and more “meritorious”. As an internal benchmark, most journals will not publish their acceptance rates on their website. From their perspective, a consistently low acceptance rate may prove to be a deterrent to future submissions. Moreover, the method of calculating acceptance rates varies among journals. Some journals use all manuscripts received as a base for computing this rate. Other journals allow the editor to choose which papers are sent to reviewers and calculate the acceptance rate on those that are reviewed that is less than the total manuscripts received. Also, many editors do not maintain accurate records on this data and provide only a rough estimate. In brief, Acceptance rate (or rejection rate) is the ratio of the number of articles submitted to the number of articles published. It can measure the selectivity or prestige of a journal, though like many journal metrics, the raw number is not the whole story.

Calculating & Comparing acceptance rates

The method of calculating acceptance rates varies. Some journals use all manuscripts received as a base for computing the rate. Others allow the editor to choose which papers are sent to reviewers and calculate the acceptance rate on those that are reviewed that is less than the total manuscripts received. Also, many editors do not maintain accurate records on this data and provide only a rough estimate. A prestigious and multidisciplinary journal like Science or Nature will receive many more submissions than they can accommodate in publishing, regardless of merit, resulting in a low acceptance rate. A special journal on a narrow topic (like a specific disease) may only have a limited number of experts writing in the field, resulting in a higher rate. Journals that publish a limited number of paper issues would have a lower rate.

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PLoS ONE

Journal Acceptance Rate Key Metrics
Journal Title PLoS ONE
ISSN 1932-6203
ISSN (Online) -
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Frequency
Monthly
Coverage
2001, 2006-2020
Open Access
YES
Language
English
Editor with Highest Acceptance Rate Cristiano Pagnini
Editor with Lowest Acceptance Rate Dario Ummarino
Publish Competitiveness Normal
Annual Accepted Manuscripts (2021 - 2022) 16554
Total Accepted Manuscripts 262967
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About

PLOS ONE welcomes original research submissions from the natural sciences, medical research, engineering, as well as the related social sciences and humanities, including: -Primary research that contributes to the base of scientific knowledge, including interdisciplinary, replication studies, and negative or null results. -Systematic reviews whose methods ensure the comprehensive and unbiased sampling of existing literature. -Submissions describing methods, software, databases, or other tools that meet the journal’s criteria for utility, validation and availability. -Qualitative research that adheres to appropriate study design and reporting guidelines. PLOS One (stylized PLOS ONE, and formerly PLoS ONE) is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLOS) since 2006. The journal covers primary research from any discipline within science and medicine. The Public Library of Science began in 2000 with an online petition initiative by Nobel Prize winner Harold Varmus, formerly director of the National Institutes of Health and at that time director of Memorial Sloan?“Kettering Cancer Center; Patrick O. Brown, a biochemist at Stanford University; and Michael Eisen, a computational biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

ISSN
1932-6203
ISSN

The ISSN of PLoS ONE is 1932-6203 . An ISSN is an 8-digit code used to identify newspapers, journals, magazines and periodicals of all kinds and on all media–print and electronic.

ISSN (Online)
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The ISSN (Online) of PLoS ONE is - . An ISSN is an 8-digit code used to identify newspapers, journals, magazines and periodicals of all kinds and on all media–print and electronic.

Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publisher

PLoS ONE is published by Public Library of Science .

Publication Frequency
Monthly
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PLoS ONE publishes reports Monthly .

Coverage
2001, 2006-2020
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The Publication History of PLoS ONE covers 2001, 2006-2020 .

Open Access
YES
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Language
English
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The language of PLoS ONE is English .

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United States
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The publisher of PLoS ONE is Public Library of Science , which locates in United States .