plos genetics impact factor

Here in this post, apart from PLoS Genetics Impact Factor, I have tried to compile all the necessary information a research scholar would seek before publishing an article in the journal.

About PLoS Genetics Journal

PLoS Genetics is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal established in 2005 and published by the Public Library of Science. The founding editor-in-chief was Wayne N. Frankel. 

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PLoS Genetics Impact Factor

Impact Factor (IF) or often called journal impact factor (JIF) is an index provided by an analytics company named Clarivate. The impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of times the articles are cited in the last two years by the total number of publications in those two years.

  • Total Citations in 2020 and 2021 = 500
  • Total Number of Publications in 2020 and 2021 = 100
  • Impact Factor of the Journal in 2022 = 500/100 = 5

PLoS Genetics Impact Factor (2017-2022)

  • PLoS Genetics Impact Factor 2017 – 5.54
  • PLoS Genetics Impact Factor 2018 – 5.224
  • PLoS Genetics Impact Factor 2019 – 5.175
  • PLoS Genetics Impact Factor 2020 – 5.917
  • PLoS Genetics Impact Factor 2021 – 6.020 (updated 29 June 2022)

PLoS Genetics Impact Factor 2022

PLoS Genetics H-index

The h index is a metric for evaluating the cumulative impact of an author’s scholarly output and performance; measures quantity with quality by comparing publications to citations.

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The h index of PLoS Genetics Journal is 244, which means among all the published articles in this journal, 244 of these publications have received at least 244 citations each.

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PLoS Genetics CiteScore

CiteScore (CS) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal.

PLoS Genetics SCImago Rank

The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator is a measure of the 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 the citations come from.

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PLoS Genetics Editorial Board Members

Below are the latest editorial board members of PLoS Genetics


  • Gregory S. Barsh
  • Gregory P. Copenhaver

Section Editors

Cancer Genetics

  • David J. Kwiatkowski
  • Peter McKinnon


  • Wendy A. Bickmore
  • John M. Greally


  • Kirsten Bomblies
  • Bret Payseur


  • David Balding
  • Xiaofeng Zhu
  • Quanjiang Ji
  • Chengqi Yi

Human Genetic Variation and Disease

  • Hua Tang
  • Scott M. Williams

Plant Genetics

  • Claudia Köhler
  • Li-Jia Qu

Prokaryotic Genetics

  • Josep Casadesús
  • Lotte Søgaard-Andersen

PLoS Genetics Publication Fee

PLoS Genetics is an open-access journal. The publication fee for PLos Genetics is $2655 (excluding taxes).

Publication in any PLOS journal is free for authors whose research is funded primarily (50% or more of the work contained within the article) by an institution located in a Research4Life Group A country.

Authors from Group B countries who need additional support should apply for PLOS Publication Fee Assistance (below) instead of Research4Life

Group A countries – Group B countries

PLoS Genetics Review Time

PLoS Genetics prioritizes rapid publication

Initial decision to review4 days
First review round42 days

PLoS Genetics Reference Style

PLoS Genetics uses the reference style outlined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), also referred to as the “Vancouver” style. 

Published articlesHou WR, Hou YL, Wu GF, Song Y, Su XL, Sun B, et al. cDNA, genomic sequence cloning and overexpression of ribosomal protein gene L9 (rpL9) of the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Genet Mol Res. 2011;10: 1576-1588.
Accepted, unpublished articlesSame as published articles, but substitute “Forthcoming” for page numbers or DOI.
Online articlesHuynen MMTE, Martens P, Hilderlink HBM. The health impacts of globalisation: a conceptual framework. Global Health. 2005;1: 14. Available from:
BooksBates B. Bargaining for life: A social history of tuberculosis. 1st ed. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press; 1992.
Book chaptersHansen B. New York City epidemics and history for the public. In: Harden VA, Risse GB, editors. AIDS and the historian. Bethesda: National Institutes of Health; 1991. pp. 21-28.
Deposited articles (preprints, e-prints, or arXiv)Krick T, Shub DA, Verstraete N, Ferreiro DU, Alonso LG, Shub M, et al. Amino acid metabolism conflicts with protein diversity. arXiv:1403.3301v1 [Preprint]. 2014 [cited 2014 March 17]. Available from:​

PLoS Genetics Endnote Style

You can download the PLoS Genetics Endnote Style and PLoS Genetics Zotero Style

PLoS Genetics Abbreviation

The ISO 4 standard abbreviation for abstracting, indexing and referencing purposes of PLoS Genetics is “PLOS GENET

PLoS Genetics Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of a journal is the ratio of the number of articles submitted to the number of articles published.

The average acceptance rate of PLoS Genetics journal is NA

PLoS Genetics Indexed in

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