PLoS Biology
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

PLoS Biology
Overview

Impact Factor

8.029

H Index

281

Impact Factor

8.959

I. Basic Journal Info

Country

United States
Journal ISSN: 15449173, 15457885
Publisher: Public Library of Science
History: 2003-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories

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Impact Factor by Web of Science

Index

SCIE/SSCI

Impact Factor

8.029

by WOS

Ranking

714

by WOS

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SJR, SJR Impact Factor and H Index

H Index

281

SJR

4.127

Scopus Impact Factor

8.959

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SJR Impact Factor 2-year, 3-year, 4-year

2-year
Impact Factor

8.959

3-year
Impact Factor

9.403

4-year
Impact Factor

8.959

Scope/Description:

PLoS Biology features 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. Our audience is the international scientific community as well as educators, policy makers, patient advocacy groups, and interested members of the public around the world.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)



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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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SCImago SJR Rank

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.

4.127

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Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

Note: impact factor data for reference only

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    8.959 9.403 9.264
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    6.869 7.083 7.6
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    6.658 7.476 7.669
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    7.473 7.764 7.745
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    7.506 7.721 7.342
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    7.311 7.094 7.256
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    6.982 7.365 7.941
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    7.058 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    8.839 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    9.88 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    9.153 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    9.568 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    9.949 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    9.979 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    10.879 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    8.635 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    6.588 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    5.826 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only

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Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?


III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

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H-Index

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications

281

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H-Index History