Several PLOS journals publish research articles in the discipline of synthetic biology. The most active are listed below with brief descriptions and links for further guidance. We encourage authors to consider carefully each journal’s scope before submission in order to minimize delays in the review process. If necessary, we will help in transferring manuscripts from one PLOS journal to another. You can also download a PDF to review the About PLOS Journals.
See below for more information on each title to help you choose the appropriate journal for your research.
Fast, efficient, and economical, publishing peer-reviewed research in all areas of science and medicine. The peer review process does not judge the importance of the work, rather focuses on whether the work is done to high scientific and ethical standards and is appropriately described, and that the data support the conclusions. Combining tools for commentary and rating, PLOS ONE is also a unique forum for community discussion and assessment of articles. See our Board | Read the journal | Submit your work |Contact us
The first PLOS journal, featuring works of exceptional significance, originality, and relevance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including works at the interface of other disciplines, such as chemistry, medicine, and mathematics. The audience for PLOS Biology is the international scientific community as well as educators, policymakers, and interested members of the public around the world. See our Board | Read the journal | Submit your work | Contact us
PLOS Computational Biology makes connections among disparate areas of biology by featuring works that provide substantial new insight into living systems at all scales — including molecular science, neuroscience, physiology, and population biology—through the application of computational methods. See our Board | Read the journal | Submit your work | Contact us
PLOS Genetics reflects the full breadth and interdisciplinary nature of genetics and genomics research by publishing outstanding original contributions in all areas of biology, from mice and flies to plants and bacteria. See our Board | Read the journal | Submit your work | Contact us