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|Categories||Rank||Trend in last 3 yrs|
|Agricultural and Biological Sciences (all)||#6 of 209||down by 1 rank|
|Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)||#17 of 204||down by 2 ranks|
|Neuroscience (all)||#10 of 110||down by 2 ranks|
|Immunology and Microbiology (all)||#6 of 45||down by 1 rank|
Impact factor determines the importance of a journal by taking a measure of frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year.
16% from 2018
CiteRatio is a measure of average citations received per peer-reviewed paper published in the journal.
4% from 2019
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) measures weighted citations received by the journal. Citation weighting depends on the categories and prestige of the citing journal.
8% from 2019
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) measures actual citations received relative to citations expected for the journal's category.
3% from 2019
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SciSpace is a very innovative solution to the formatting problem and existing providers, such as Mendeley or Word did not really evolve in recent years.
(Before submission check for plagiarism via Turnitin)
With SciSpace, you do not need a word template for PLOS Biology.
It automatically formats your research paper to PLOS formatting guidelines and citation style.
You can download a submission ready research paper in pdf, LaTeX and docx formats.
Time taken to format a paper and Compliance with guidelines
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Using this service, researchers can compare submissions against more than 170 million scholarly articles, a database of 70+ billion current and archived web pages. How Turnitin Integration works?
One editor, 100K journal formats – world's largest collection of journal templates
With such a huge verified library, what you need is already there.
PLOS Biology format uses plos2015 citation style.
Automatically format and order your citations and bibliography in a click.
SciSpace allows imports from all reference managers like Mendeley, Zotero, Endnote, Google Scholar etc.
Absolutely not! With our tool, you can freely write without having to focus on LaTeX. You can write your entire paper as per the PLOS Biology guidelines and autoformat it.
Yes. The template is fully compliant as per the guidelines of this journal. Our experts at SciSpace ensure that. Also, if there's any update in the journal format guidelines, we take care of it and include that in our algorithm.
Sure. We support all the top citation styles like APA style, MLA style, Vancouver style, Harvard style, Chicago style, etc. For example, in case of this journal, when you write your paper and hit autoformat, it will automatically update your article as per the PLOS Biology citation style.
You can avail our Free Trial for 7 days. I'm sure you'll find our features very helpful. Plus, it's quite inexpensive.
Yup. You can choose the right template, copy-paste the contents from the word doc and click on auto-format. You'll have a publish-ready paper that you can download at the end.
A matter of seconds. Besides that, our intuitive editor saves a load of your time in writing and formating your manuscript.
One little Google search can get you the Word template for any journal. However, why do you need a Word template when you can write your entire manuscript on SciSpace, autoformat it as per PLOS Biology's guidelines and download the same in Word, PDF and LaTeX formats? Try us out!.
Absolutely! You can do it using our intuitive editor. It's very easy. If you need help, you can always contact our support team.
SciSpace is an online tool for now. We'll soon release a desktop version. You can also request (or upvote) any feature that you think might be helpful for you and the research community in the feature request section once you sign-up with us.
Sure. You can request any template and we'll have it up and running within a matter of 3 working days. You can find the request box in the Journal Gallery on the right sidebar under the heading, "Couldn't find the format you were looking for?".
After you have written and autoformatted your paper, you can download it in multiple formats, viz., PDF, Docx and LaTeX.
To be honest, the answer is NO. The impact factor is one of the many elements that determine the quality of a journal. Few of those factors the review board, rejection rates, frequency of inclusion in indexes, Eigenfactor, etc. You must assess all the factors and then take the final call.
We have extracted this data from Sherpa Romeo to help our researchers understand the access level of this journal. The following table indicates the level of access a journal has as per Sherpa Romeo Archiving Policy.
|RoMEO Colour||Archiving policy|
|Green||Can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF|
|Blue||Can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) or publisher's version/PDF|
|Yellow||Can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)|
|White||Archiving not formally supported|
The 5 most common citation types in order of usage are:.
|S. No.||Citation Style Type|
|4.||Author Year (Cited Pages)|
Our journal submission experts are skilled in submitting papers to various international journals.
After uploading your paper on SciSpace, you would see a button to request a journal submission service for PLOS Biology.
Each submission service is completed within 4 - 5 working days.
Yes. SciSpace provides this functionality.
After signing up, you would need to import your existing references from Word or .bib file.
SciSpace would allow download of your references in PLOS Biology Endnote style, according to plos guidelines.
Instant formatting to 100% publisher guidelines on - SciSpace.
Typset automatically formats your research paper to PLOS Biology formatting guidelines and citation style.
One editor, 100K journal formats.
With the largest collection of verified journal formats, what you need is already there.
I spent hours with MS word for reformatting. It was frustrating - plain and simple. With SciSpace, I can draft my manuscripts and once it is finished I can just submit. In case, I have to submit to another journal it is really just a button click instead of an afternoon of reformatting.