PLOS Biology

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PLOS Biology

General information ?

Published by:

Public Library of Science

ISSN:

1545-7885

Scope:

Works of exceptional significance, originality, and relevance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including works at the interface of other disciplines, such as chemistry, medicine, and mathematics. Website Instructions for authors

Subject?

Main subject area:

Biology

Breadth of subject area:

All of biology

Peer review?

Peer review type:

Conventional

Peer review openness:

Closed, single blind

Selectivity:

Selective (IF ~8-15)

Open access?

Free to read option:

Paper can be free for anyone to read

Allows green OA:

Not applicable as gold

Has waivers:

Yes

Has membership system:

Institutional membership

Access type:

Full gold

Licence:

All papers are CC BY

Level of APC:

$2500-4500

Speed?

Speed to first decision:

Unknown

Speed from acceptance to publication:

Less than 3 months

Other?

Ownership of publisher:

Nonprofit

Length restrictions:

None

Provides altmetrics:

Uses own system

CrossMark implemented:

Yes

Has a 2015 impact factor:

Yes

Copyedits:

Yes