PLOS Biology, PLOS Biol abbreviated, is a scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science. The first edition appeared in 2003, it is published monthly. Published articles will be of particular importance and originality of all areas of biological sciences. The journal provides open access to all articles. The cost of the publication reflects the authors essentially.
The Impact Factor was in 2012 at 12.690. According to the statistics of the ISI Web of Knowledge, the Journal is out with this impact factor in the category Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at # 10 out of 290 journals in the category and biology in the first place out of 83 journals.
The chief editor is Jonathan Eisen ( University of California, Davis, United States of America).