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 research articles. Learn more about these journal updates, read a message from the Editors-in-Chief, discover top papers, and more.
Countries represented by submitting authors
This year, we continued to receive and publish the latest research in genetics and genomics. Read some of our most-cited publications from 2020.
- Osteocalcin is necessary for the alignment of apatite crystallites, but not glucose metabolism, testosterone synthesis, or muscle mass
- An osteocalcin-deficient mouse strain without endocrine abnormalities
- Genome assembly and characterization of a complex zfBED-NLR gene-containing disease resistance locus in Carolina Gold Select rice with Nanopore sequencing
- Magnetic genes: Studying the genetics of biomineralization in magnetotactic bacteria
- Beyond SNP heritability: Polygenicity and discoverability of phenotypes estimated with a univariate Gaussian mixture model
In 2020, PLOS Genetics articles were referenced 1,990 times by media outlets around the world. Explore articles that made the news.
- Mapping gene flow between ancient hominins through demography-aware inference of the ancestral recombination graph
- Genetic analysis of the modern Australian labradoodle dog breed reveals an excess of the poodle genome
- A subset of broadly responsive Type III taste cells contribute to the detection of bitter, sweet and umami stimuli
“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.”
New Section Editors
New Associate Editors
2 New Journal Sections
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 their methods section upon submission.
To submit, choose this article type option when starting a new PLOS Genetics submission in Editorial Manager.
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