PLOS Pathogens

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PLOS Pathogens

General information ?

Published by:

Public Library of Science

ISSN:

1553-7374

Last checked date:

07/2015

Scope:

PLOS Pathogens publishes research related to bacteria, fungi, parasites, prions and viruses of medical, agricultural and economic importance, as well as microbial studies that provide novel insights into fundamental processes such as the molecular basis of cellular and organismal function. Topics include (but are not limited to) adaptive and innate immune defenses as well as pathogen countermeasures, emerging pathogens, evolution, genomics and gene regulation, model host organisms, pathogen-cell biology, pathogenesis, prions, proteomics and signal transduction, rational vaccine design, structural biology, and virulence factors.

Additional free text:

The journal will not consider purely descriptive studies, such as those that solely identify a new genomic sequence of a related pathogen or a series of related pathogens, the isolation of pathogen variants, or a new strain or type based only on sequence analysis or correlative studies of host and pathogen genotypes. Website Instructions for authors

Subject?

Main subject area:

Biomed

Breadth of subject area:

Top level subject

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:

$1600-2500

Speed?

Speed to first decision:

Less than a month

Speed from acceptance to publication:

Unknown

Other?

Ownership of publisher:

Nonprofit

Length restrictions:

None

Provides altmetrics:

Uses own system

CrossMark implemented:

Yes

Has a 2015 impact factor:

Yes

Copyedits:

No