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PLOS Genetics Year in Review

2020 was a year of growth for PLOS Genetics. We launched two new sections of the journal and created a new article type specific to methods articles. Learn more about these journal updates, read a message from the Editors-in-Chief, discover top papers, and more.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS

3,996

Published authors

513

Published articles

104

Countries represented by submitting authors

3,144,177

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PLOS GENETICS IN THE NEWS

In 2020, PLOS Genetics articles were referenced an estimated 1,990 times by media outlets around the world. Explore articles that made the news.

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“2020 will have its own page in the history books for many reasons. In light of the tumultuous times we, the EiCs of PLOS Genetics, are deeply grateful to our community of authors, reviewers and editors who honor us with their contributions and humble us with their generous gift of time and effort.  We would also like to take this opportunity to celebrate some of our growth initiatives, including opening two new sections in the journal: Methods and Plant Genetics led by the amazingly talented inaugural Senior editors David Balding, Chengqi Yi, Claudia Köhler and Li-Jia Qu.  We look forward to 2021 ushering in a renewed sense of normalcy on a global scale, but continued growth at the journal.

Gregory S. Barsh, Editor-in-Chief
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Gregory P. Copenhaver, Editor-in-Chief
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JOURNAL UPDATES

5

New Section Editors

8

New Associate Editors

2 New Journal Sections

Methods

Led by new section editors David Balding and Chengqi Yi

Learn more about this section
Meet the editors

Plant Genetics

Led by new section editors Li-Jia Qu and Claudia Kohler

Read the section announcement
Meet the editors

This year, we also welcomed new Epigenetics section editor John M. Greally and two new editorial staff — Managing Editor, Laura Simmons and Development Editor, Kaelyn Lemon

MORE WAYS TO PUBLISH

As a traditional Research Article isn’t always best-suited to showcase a new method, we created a new Methods article type that gives authors the opportunity to more easily customize the format of their article upon submission.

To submit, choose this article type option when starting a new PLOS Genetics submission in Editorial Manager.

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