Journal abbreviation: PLoS biology

The abbreviation of the journal title "PLoS biology" is "PLoS Biol.". It is the recommended abbreviation to be used for abstracting, indexing and referencing purposes and meets all criteria of the ISO 4 standard for abbreviating names of scientific journals.

Abbreviation rules

The table below outlines in detail the ISO 4 rules and matches to the ISSN maintained list of title word abbreviations (TWA) to derive the abbreviation.

TitleAbbreviationWord/Stem/Rule
PLoSPLoSRule 4.4: Acronyms shall be retained in the abbreviated title.
biologyBiol.matches the stem "biolog-"

About the journal

Full journal titlePLoS biology
AbbreviationPLoS Biol.
ISSN (print)1544-9173
ISSN (online)1545-7885
NLM catalog101183755

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