eISSN: 1932-6203

Aims and Scope

PLOS One (stylized PLOS ONE, and formerly PLoS ONE) is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLOS) since 2006. The journal covers primary research from any discipline within science and medicine. The Public Library of Science began in 2000 with an online petition initiative by Nobel Prize winner Harold Varmus, formerly director of the National Institutes of Health and at that time director of Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center; Patrick O. Brown, a biochemist at Stanford University; and Michael Eisen, a computational biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Key Metrics

0.87 5-Year SI
Scite Index
Q1 Multidisciplinary

Indexed in the following public directories

  • Web of Science
  • DOAJ
  • Scopus

Topics Covered

Journal Specifications

  • Publisher Public Library of Science
  • Language English
  • Frequency Irregular
  • Article Processing Charges USD 1749
  • Editorial Review Process Peer review
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270k articles received 7.2m citations see all

  • 415,385 Supporting
  • 6,569,936 Mentioning
  • 55,356 Contrasting

Editorial notices

  • 418 Retractions
  • 0 Withdrawals
  • 10,687 Corrections
  • 6,166 Errata
  • 73 Expression of Concern


How long has PLoS ONE been actively publishing?

PLoS ONE has been in operation since 2006 till date.

What is the publishing frequency of PLoS ONE ?

PLoS ONE published with a Irregular frequency.

How many articles did PLoS ONE publish last years ?

In 2021, PLoS ONE published 72445 articles.

What is Citescore for PLoS ONE ?

Citescore for PLoS ONE is 5.3.

What is SNIP score for PLoS ONE ?

SNIP score for PLoS ONE is 1.35.

What is the SJR for PLoS ONE ?

SJR for PLoS ONE is Q1.

Who is the publisher of PLoS ONE ?

Public Library of Science is the publisher of PLoS ONE.