PLOS Biology Year in Review
2022 was a continued year of growth and expansion for PLOS Biology. We published new and noteworthy research and created even more choice in how researchers publish their findings. Discover journal updates, explore new offerings, and more below.
Countries represented by submitting authors*
* Data sourced from Web of Science, as of December, 2022
** Mentions; Across web, social media, and news outlets worldwide. Data sourced from Altmetrics
This year, we continued to receive and publish high-quality research across the biological sciences. Read noteworthy papers from 2022:
- Why does viral RNA sometimes persist after recovery from acute infections?
- Kelp carbon sink potential decreases with warming due to accelerating decomposition
- A feature of maternal sleep apnea during gestation causes autism-relevant neuronal and behavioral phenotypes in offspring
- Tracking changes between preprint posting and journal publication during a pandemic
We launched a new blog series to gain further insight into the research published in PLOS Biology. Discover the people, projects, and processes from behind the papers.
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In 2022, PLOS Biology articles were referenced an estimated 29,627 times by media outlets around the world. Explore articles that made the news:
- Sleep loss leads to the withdrawal of human helping across individuals, groups, and large-scale societies
- Ancestral SARS-CoV-2, but not Omicron, replicates less efficiently in primary pediatric nasal epithelial cells
- Bats expand their vocal range by recruiting different laryngeal structures for echolocation and social communication
- People’s desire to be in nature and how they experience it are partially heritable
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