PLOS Pathogens

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General information ?

  • Published by: Public Library of Science
  • ISSN: 1553-7374
  • Last checked date: 03/2020
  • 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.
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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