PLOS Genetics

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PLOS Genetics
Edited byGregory S. Barsh, Gregory P. Copenhaver
Publication details
LicenseCreative Commons Attribution License
5.917 (2020)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4PLoS Genet.
ISSN1553-7390 (print)
1553-7404 (web)
OCLC no.57175564

PLOS Genetics is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal established in 2005 and published by the Public Library of Science.[1] The founding editor-in-chief was Wayne N. Frankel (Columbia University Medical Center). The current editors-in-chief are Gregory S. Barsh (HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology and Stanford University School of Medicine) and Gregory P. Copenhaver (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). The journal covers research on all aspects of genetics and genomics.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2020 impact factor of 5.917.[10]

Research Prize[edit]

Since its tenth year of publication, the journal annually awards the $5000 PLOS Genetics Research Prize for the best paper published in the previous year based on nominations from members of the genetics community.[11][12]


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  10. ^ "PLOS Genetics". 2019 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2020.
  11. ^ "PLOS Genetics launch $5000 research prize". Front Line Genomics. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Launching the PLOS Genetics Research Prize 2015". PLOS. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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