Journal info (provided by editor)

Issues per year
12
Articles published last year
500
Manuscripts received last year
n/a
% accepted last year
n/a
% immediately rejected last year
n/a
Open access status
open access
Manuscript handling fee?
yes
Fee per manuscript
$2575
Kind of complaint procedure
Editorial board

Aims and Scope

Genetics and genomics research has grown at a bewildering pace in the past 15 years. The techniques of these fields are being applied to a wealth of biological questions and experimental systems. PLOS Genetics reflects the full breadth and interdisciplinary nature of this research by publishing outstanding original contributions in all areas of biology.

PLOS Genetics publishes human studies, as well as research on model organisms—from mice and flies, to plants and bacteria. Our emphasis is on studies of broad interest that provide significant insight into a biological process or processes. Topics include (but are not limited to) gene discovery and function, population genetics, genome projects, comparative and functional genomics, medical genetics, disease biology, evolution, gene exp

SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 15 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 1.5 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 2.6 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 4 days compare →
Characteristics of peer review process
Average number of review reports 2.3 compare →
Average number of review rounds 2.1 compare →
Quality of review reports 3.9 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 3.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 3.6 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 2.4 weeks. Overall rating: 1 (bad). Outcome: Accepted.

Motivation:
Insufficient editorial supervision and management of the revision process. The 1st review was useful, however, the manuscript need not have gone back to reviewers the 2nd time (and clearly not the 3rd). Overall a long review process, due to poor editorial handling.