PLoS Pathogens Impact Factor, Indexing, Ranking

PLoS Pathogens Impact Factor, Indexing, Ranking

PLoS Pathogens (PP) is a scholarly journal dedicated to publishing research in the field of Immunology and Microbiology. PLOS is the publisher of this esteemed journal. The P-ISSN assigned to PLoS Pathogens is 1553-7366 and its abbreviated form is PLoS Pathog.

Aim and Scope

PLOS Pathogens is a community-driven and Open Access journal publishing ground-breaking work that significantly advances our understanding of pathogen biology or pathogen-host interactions.

We welcome outstanding original research covering the full breadth of pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, and prions, as well as co-infections and microbial communities in disease. The journal publishes work with a strong emphasis on discovery that informs our understanding of pathogenesis or pathogen biology. Emerging topics and early observations that are of urgent importance or represent a dramatic step forward in understanding are also encouraged. Topics can include, but are not limited to, molecular and cellular host responses to infection, cell biology of infection, pathogen evolution, adaptive and innate immunity to infection, microbiome and pathogen interactions, reservoirs and emerging pathogens, genomics and gene regulation, structural biology, therapeutics and drug resistance, pathogen-associated cancers, and vaccines.

We publish commissioned reviews, opinions, and editorials, and welcome primary research submissions including laboratory and clinical studies. Submissions that report computational analysis or resources along with experimental validation and meet the journal’s criteria for advance, utility, validation, and availability, will also be considered.

Journal Details

Journal title PLoS Pathogens (PP)
Abbreviation PLoS Pathog
Print ISSN 1553-7366
Online ISSN 1553-7374
Publisher Name PLOS
Editor-in-chief Michael Malim
Subject Category Immunology and Microbiology


Abbreviation : ISO Journal abbreviation refers to the shortened form or acronym used to represent the full title of a scholarly journal. The ISO4 Abbreviation of PLoS Pathogens Journal is PLoS Pathog.


The Ranking of the Journal in 2024 is 893. Ranking systems aim to provide an indication of a journal's quality, influence, and prestige within a specific field or discipline.

Impact Factor

The Journal's Impact Factor in 2024 is 6.7. it is all calculated by Clarivate, which means how many times a particular citation has been published in the past two years.

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The Journal SCImago in 2024 is 2.490. It is measured by the number of citations which are made by the particular journals, and the journal from where the citations arrived from.


The Journal's H-Index in 2024 is 233. The H-index is calculated on how many times a particular author is cited and the number of published papers that a particular author has.


The Journal's Quartile is Q1. A quartile has three points, which are the upper quartile, median, and lower quartile. The main motive of the quartile is to calculate the interquartile range, that resembles the changes across the median.

Journal's Indexing

The Journal is indexed in (Indexing details)

PubMed Scopus Web of Science UGC Embase DOAJ

Indexing services aim to make it easier for researchers, scholars, and readers to discover and access articles from various journals within a specific field or discipline.

Journal's Metrics for 2024

Abbreviation PLoS Pathog
Access type Open Access
Impact Factor 6.7
SJR 2.490
SNIP 1.423
Ranking 893
CiteScore 11.2
H-Index 233

Editorial Board

The Editor-in-chief of the Journal is Michael Malim

Submission/Processing Fee (APC)

Processing/Submission Fee : Article submission/Processing fees (APC), also known as manuscript Publication fees or processing fees (APC), are charged by journals to authors for submitting/publishing their research papers/article.

The APC/Submission (Publication) Fee of the Journal is $2,841

Call for paper

Call for paper : The Journal invites original research contributions for consideration of publication in PLoS Pathogens journal.

Journal seeking submissions in the broad areas of Immunology and Microbiology that align with journal's focus on Immunology and Microbiology.

for details about call for paper please visit to the official website of the journal to check the details about call for papers.

How to publish in PLoS Pathogens

Publishing in PLoS Pathogens involves the following steps:

  • Research: Conduct high-quality, impactful research in the field of Immunology and Microbiology.
  • Familiarize Yourself: Read and understand the aims and scope of PLoS Pathogens to ensure your work aligns with their focus.
  • Manuscript Preparation: Prepare your manuscript according to the PLoS Pathogens guidelines, including formatting, length, and referencing style.
  • Submission: Submit your manuscript through the journal's online submission system.

PLoS Pathogens FAQ

is journal indexed in PubMed?

Yes, the journal is indexed in PubMed.

is journal indexed in Scopus?

Yes, the journal is indexed in Scopus.

is journal indexed in UGC?

Yes, the journal is indexed in UGC.

is journal indexed in Index Copernicus?

No, the journal is not indexed in Index copernicus.

is a predatory journal?

No, journal is not a predatory journal.

What is the Imptact Factor of PLoS Pathogens?

The Impact Factor of the Journal is 6.7.

What is the Ranking of the Journal?

The Ranking of the Journal is 893.

is journal peer reviewed?

Yes the journal is a peer-reviewed journal.

is PLoS Pathogens a good journal?

Yes the journal is a peer-reviewed journal and good to publish your paper.

What is PLoS Pathogens?

PLoS Pathogens (PP) is a scholarly journal dedicated to publishing research in the field of Immunology and Microbiology. PLOS is the publisher of this esteemed journal.

is PLoS Pathogens open access?

Yes, PLoS Pathogens is a open access journal.

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