PLoS Computational Biology

  in Journal   Posted on September 23, 2020

Journal Ranking & Metrics

G2R Score : 5.61
G2R H-Index : 17
JCR Impact Factor : 4.7
Scopus Citescore : 7.3
SCIMAGO H-index : 166
Guide2Research Overall Ranking : 145

Journal Information

ISSN : 1553-734X
Publisher :
Editors-in-Chief : Feilim Mac Gabhann, Jason Papin
Journal & Submission Website :

Top Scientists who published in this Journal

Number of top scientists* : 58
Documents published by top scientists* : 80
* Based on data published during the last three years.

Aims & Scope of the Journal

PLOS Computational Biology features works of exceptional significance that further our understanding of living systems at all scales—from molecules and cells, to patient populations and ecosystems—through the application of computational methods. Readers include life and computational scientists, who can take the important findings presented here to the next level of discovery. Research articles must be declared as belonging to a relevant section. More information about the sections can be found in the submission guidelines. Research articles should model aspects of biological systems, demonstrate both methodological and scientific novelty, and provide profound new biological insights. Generally, reliability and significance of biological discovery through computation should be validated and enriched by experimental studies. Inclusion of experimental validation is not required for publication, but should be referenced where possible. Inclusion of experimental validation of a modest biological discovery through computation does not render a manuscript suitable for PLOS Computational Biology. Research articles specifically designated as Methods papers should describe outstanding methods of exceptional importance that have been shown, or have the promise to provide new biological insights. The method must already be widely adopted, or have the promise of wide adoption by a broad community of users. Enhancements to existing published methods will…