PLOS Computational Biology

  (Redirected from PLoS Computational Biology)

PLOS Computational Biology is a peer-reviewed computational biology journal established in 2005 and published by the nonprofit Public Library of Science in association with the International Society for Computational Biology. The founding Editor in Chief was Philip Bourne, and the current Editor in Chief is Ruth Nussinov. Its impact factor (2017) has dropped below 4.0 for the first time.

PLOS Computational Biology  
DisciplineComputational biology
Edited byRuth Nussinov
Publication details
Public Library of Science (United States)
LicenseCreative Commons Attribution License
4.428 (2018)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4PLOS Comput. Biol.
ISSN1553-734X (print)
1553-7358 (web)
OCLC no.57176662


It publishes both original research and review articles. All articles are open access and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.[1]The journal is known beyond its core field for its Ten Simple Rules series[2] of articles that capture the essence of selected aspects of research in computational biology or in science more generally, e.g. how to present a poster,[3] how to collaborate,[4] or how to edit Wikipedia.[5]

In 2012, it launched the 'Topic Page' review format, which dual-publishes peer-reviewed articles both in the journal and into Wikipedia.[6][7] It was the first publication of its kind to publish in this way.[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "PLOS Computational Biology: A Peer-Reviewed Open-Access Journal". Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  2. ^ PLoS Computational Biology: Ten Simple Rules—a PLoS Collection
  3. ^ Erren, T. C.; Bourne, P. E. (2007). "Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation". PLOS Computational Biology. 3 (5): e102. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.0030102. PMC 1876493. PMID 17530921.
  4. ^ Vicens, Q.; Bourne, P. E. (2007). "Ten Simple Rules for a Successful Collaboration". PLOS Computational Biology. 3 (3): e44. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.0030044. PMC 1847992. PMID 17397252.
  5. ^ Logan, D. W.; Sandal, M.; Gardner, P. P.; Manske, M.; Bateman, A. (2010). "Ten Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia". PLOS Computational Biology. 6 (9): e1000941. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000941. PMC 2947980. PMID 20941386.  
  6. ^ Wodak, Shoshana J.; Mietchen, Daniel; Collings, Andrew M.; Russell, Robert B.; Bourne, Philip E. (2012-03-29). "Topic Pages: PLOS Computational Biology Meets Wikipedia". PLOS Computational Biology. 8 (3): e1002446. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002446. ISSN 1553-7358. PMC 3315447. PMID 22479174.
  7. ^ "PLOS Collections: Topic Pages". Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  8. ^ "Wikipedia's medical content: A new era of collaboration". Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved 2017-03-24.

External linksEdit