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Presubmission Inquiries

When authors are unsure whether their work satisfies the basic requirements for publication in PLOS Genetics, we are happy to consider presubmission inquiries.

If you would like to submit an informal presubmission inquiry to see if a manuscript is appropriate in principle, please login or register for a new account within our online submission system, and then submit your query by choosing “Presubmission Inquiry” from the list of article types. Required for all presubmission inquiries are contact information, a cover letter, and an abstract.

Responses to these inquiries are normally provided within a few working days. Responses may take longer if consultation between members of the Editorial Board is required. If you are invited to submit your manuscript, we will do our best to provide an expeditious initial assessment of the complete manuscript for suitability and then, if warranted, external peer review.