PLOS Genetics

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General information ?

  • Published by: Public Library of Science
  • ISSN: 1553-7404
  • Last checked date: 03/2020
  • Scope: 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 a 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. PLOS Genetics reflects the full breadth and interdisciplinary nature of this research by publishing outstanding original contributions in all areas of biology.
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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: Somewhat selective (IF ~3-8)
  • 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: Unknown
  • 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