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PLoS Biology - Impact Factor

The Impact Factor 2018 of PLoS Biology is 8.386, which is just updated in 2019. Compared with historical Impact Factor, the Impact Factor 2018 of PLoS Biology dropped by 8.48% . The Impact Factor Quartile of PLoS Biology is Q1. The Impact Factor (IF) or Journal Impact Factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric index that reflects the yearly average number of citations that recent articles published in a given journal received. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field; journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year (2018) by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years (2016-2017). Note that 2018 impact factors are reported in 2019; they cannot be calculated until all of the 2018 publications have been processed by the indexing agency. Besides, 82% scientific research articles published by PLoS Biology have received at least 1 citation in 2018. In addition to the 2-year Impact Factor, the 3-year Impact Factor and 5-year Impact Factor can provide further insights into the impact of PLoS Biology.

 Impact Factor 2018-19

PLoS Biology - Impact Factor Trend Prediction System

Impact Factor Trend Prediction System provides an open, transparent, and straightforward platform to help academic researchers Predict future journal impact and performance through the wisdom of crowds. Impact Factor Trend Prediction System displays the exact community-driven Data without secret algorithms, hidden factors, or systematic delay.

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 Real-Time Impact Factor Prediction & 2017 2018 2019 IF Impact Factor Trend - Academic Accelerator
PLoS Biology Impact Factor Trend. The chart clearly shows a downtrend of Impact Factor in 2018.
  • Impact Factor 2017 9.163
  • Impact Factor 2016 9.797
  • Impact Factor 2015 8.668


  • Article Volume 2017 222
  • Article Volume 2016 229
  • Article Volume 2015 183
  • ISSN
  • 15449173, 15457885
  • Open Access
  • Publisher
  • Public Library of Science
  • Country/Region
  • United States
  • History
  • Categories
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous) (Q1), Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous) (Q1), Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) (Q1), Neuroscience (miscellaneous) (Q1)
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PLoS Biology - ISSN

The ISSN of PLoS Biology is 15449173, 15457885. 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.

PLoS Biology - ISSN

PLoS Biology - Open Access Journal

PLoS Biology is an Open Access (OA) Journal. Open Access stands for unrestricted access and unrestricted reuse. With Open Access, researchers can read and build on the findings of others without restriction. Much scientific and medical research is paid for with public funds. Open Access allows taxpayers to see the results of their investment.

PLoS Biology - Open Access

PLoS Biology - Publisher

PLoS Biology is published by Public Library of Science, which is located in the United States. The Publication History of PLoS Biology covers 2003-ongoing.

PLoS Biology - Publisher

PLoS Biology - Categories

PLoS Biology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal. The scope of PLoS Biology covers Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous) (Q1), Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous) (Q1), Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) (Q1), Neuroscience (miscellaneous) (Q1).

PLoS Biology - Categories

PLoS Biology - Journal Metrics

It is impossible to get a true picture of impact using a single metric alone, so a basket of metrics is needed to support informed decisions. In addition to Abbreviation, Acceptance Rate, Review Speed, Research Hotspot and Template, several advanced Journal Metrics including Citescore, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) can provide you comprehensive insights into the PLoS Biology.

PLoS Biology - Journal Metrics

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