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   Important information about PLOS Biology submissions

PLOS Biology is transitioning from Aperta™ to the Editorial Manager submission system. Authors should submit new manuscripts in Editorial Manager. 

Read more about submitting to PLOS Biology.

Refer to these guides if you are an author, editor, or reviewer looking for step-by-step instructions about using Aperta. If you reviewed the guides and could not find what you were looking for, get in touch with the journal office at

For Authors

Prepare a revision, edit your files, and respond to journal requests

For Reviewers

Respond to invitations, access assignments, and submit your review

For Academic Editors

Respond to invitations, assess submissions, and provide feedback