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Governance Overview

Overview

At PLOS we are committed to establishing best practices that demonstrate our values at the highest standards. We encourage all PLOS employees to reflect this, no matter their role or responsibilities. We aim to offer transparency and fairness as an Open Access publisher and welcome any questions or feedback.

Polices, procedures and processes will be reviewed and assessed annually or when deemed appropriate to ensure we are both ethically and legally compliant. For further information on our processes or procedures, please see our Governance guidelines and latest policies below.

Governance Documents

How to report a concern

We believe in an inclusive, safe and open working environment. This is why we encourage our employees to speak up if they are dealing with a situation or behavior that does not fall in line with these values or standards. At PLOS we are committed to dealing with any genuine concerns professionally and openly. Reports will be taken seriously and treated appropriately.

Our 24/7 confidential helpline is available to any member of staff. Further information is available to download below.

Speak up.
We’re here to listen.

Convercent is your 24-hour reporting system.

Confidential and anonymous, please use the helpline to report workplace ethics concerns or incidents such as discrimination, harassment, Code of Ethics violations, misconduct, privacy breach, security breach, or safety concerns.

We know bringing up concerns can be difficult. This helpline is a safe space for you to speak up.

You can report your concerns:

  • Online at htttps://speakup.plos.org/
  • By phone: 1-800-461-9330 (USA),  0808 189 1053 (UK), 0800 181 2396 (Germany), 1800 852 3912 (Singapore)

To find out more, download our PLOS Ethics Helpline poster.

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