|Edited by||Nonia Pariente|
|License||Creative Commons Attribution License|
|ISO 4||PLOS Biol.|
PLOS Biology is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of biology. Publication began on October 13, 2003. It was the first journal of the Public Library of Science. The editor-in-chief is Nonia Pariente.
In addition to research articles, the journal publishes magazine content aimed to be accessible to a broad audience. Article types in this section are essays, "unsolved mysteries", editorials, and synopses.
Abstracting and indexing
The journal is abstracted and indexed in:
- Biological Abstracts[verification needed]
- BIOSIS Previews[full citation needed]
- Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
- Current Contents/Life Sciences
- Chemical Abstracts Service
- Index Medicus/MEDLINE/PubMed
- Science Citation Index
- The Zoological Record
According to Journal Citation Reports, the journal had a 2019 impact factor of 7.076. The journal does not list this impact factor on its website. Instead, the journal promotes the use of article level metrics to provide a measure of the impact of their published articles.
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