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PLOS Computational Biology Year in Review

2021 was a year of growth for PLOS Computational Biology. We welcomed new members to our editorial board and continued to publish new and noteworthy research from our community. Discover journal updates, top papers, and more.

2021 BY THE NUMBERS

4,914

Published authors

573

Published articles

70

Countries represented by submitting authors

1,508,210

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

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“The journal continues to be able to publish exceptional research, methods, software, education, and practice of science papers because the authors contributing to the journal continue to do exceptional work and share it with us. The open science ideals on which PLOS was founded continue to guide us and our ongoing community projects in code sharing and reproducibility. And none of this is possible without the many volunteer editors and reviewers, and we simply can’t thank and praise them enough for all their hard work.”

Feilim Mac Gabhann, Editor-in-Chief
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3481-7740

Jason Papin, Editor-in-Chief
orcid.org/0000-0002-2769-5805

PLOS COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY IN THE NEWS

In 2021, PLOS Computational Biology articles were referenced over 2,800 times by media outlets around the world. Explore articles that made the news.

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Journal Updates

EDITOR UPDATES

35

New Editors

2

New Deputy Editors

33

New Associate Editors

2

Associate Editors promoted to Deputy Editor

CODE POLICY LAUNCH

In 2021, we adopted an enhanced code sharing policy for all papers. The change announced in this editorial, was developed in response to community needs and support of our Open Science initiatives on the journal.

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