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When you choose to publish with PLOS, your research makes an impact. Make your work accessible to all, without restrictions, and accelerate scientific discovery with options like preprints and published peer review that make your work more Open.

Making Open Access accessible for all

We’re partnering with institutions around the world to transform Open Access, providing multiple models that move beyond the APC to reflect the diversity of researchers’ publication needs and the resources and regional economies of the institutions that support them. 

Why partner with PLOS?

Our early work transformed research communication by making rigorous research accessible to everyone, breaking down silos that hinder collaboration and transparency. We can use these tools to break barriers for researchers around the world as they work to accelerate solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our society today. 

  • Global equity and collaboration 
  • Sustainability 
  • Trust in science 

Our new titles are tailored to the needs of research communities around the world who are at the forefront of shaping how we address the most issues facing our society todayAnd they are intentionally collaborative. We’ll be working alongside local research communities and partners, like you, to remove barriers to Open Science and shape a future of research communication that is more equitable and accessible to all.

Our partnership models

We’ve created partnership models to make your work supporting your researchers easier and to make Open Access publishing more equitable and accessible. Information explaining these models is available here. The following sections provides more information about our journals and the models available for them.

The PLOS journal portfolio and partnership models

PLOS Biology

Publishing articles of exceptional significance, originality and relevance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including work at the interface of other disciplines such as chemistry, medicine and mathematics. Find out more.

PLOS Biology is available as part of a CAP (Community Action Publishing) partnership.

PLOS Climate

Uniting researchers across disciplines and regions of the world to tackle the causes and effects of climate change and dynamics at a global scale. Our goal is to empower global collaboration. Find out more.

PLOS Climate is available as part of a Global Equity partnership.

PLOS Computational Biology

PLOS Computational Biology publishes works of significance that further the understanding of living systems at all scales–from molecules and cells to patient populations and ecosystems–through the application of computational methods. Find out more.

This journal is available as part of a Flat Fee partnership

PLOS Digital Health

PLOS Digital Health publishes boundary-breaking research that uses digital tools, technologies, and data science to advance every aspect of health care. Find out more.

This journal is available as part of a Flat Fee partnership.

PLOS Genetics

Publishing original contributions in genetics and genomics that reflect the full breadth, interdisciplinary nature and impact of these fields on science and medicine. PLOS Genetics publishes human studies as well as research on model organisms. Find out more.

PLOS Genetics is available as part of a Flat Fee partnership.

PLOS Global Public Health

PLOS Global Public Health is a global forum for public health research of the highest ethical and methodological rigor that reaches across disciplines and regional boundaries to address some of the biggest health challenges and inequities facing our society today. Find out more.

This journal is available as part of a Global Equity partnership.

PLOS Medicine

Publishing articles on biomedical, environmental, social and political determinants of human health worldwide. The journal accepts a variety of study designs including clinical trials, observational studies, diagnostic and prognostic tools, epidemiology, predictive and explanatory modeling, qualitative studies and clinically oriented translational research. Find out more.

PLOS Medicine is available as part of a CAP (Community Action Publishing) partnership.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, the first journal solely devoted to chronic and poverty-promoting infectious diseases affecting the world’s poorest populations, publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research on all scientific, medical, political and public health aspects of NTDs. Find out more.

This journal is available as part of a Flat fee partnership.


PLOS ONE ensures the highest standards of quality and openness for the content it publishes and boosts speed to publication by eliminating subjective assessments of significance or scope to focus on technical, ethical and scientific rigor. The journal publishes original research in all scientific disciplines, including interdisciplinary research, negative results and replication studies—all vital parts of the scientific record. Find out more.

This journal is available as part of a Flat Fee partnership.

PLOS Pathogens

PLOS Pathogens is the first Open Access journal for breakthroughs in understanding pathogens and their interactions with host organisms. The journal publishes original research and commentary that yield novel insights into pathogenesis that are of broad interest and importance to researchers studying pathogens and pathogen-host interactions. Find out more.

This journal is available as part of a Flat Fee partnership.

PLOS Sustainability and Transformation

PLOS Sustainability and Transformation is a multidisciplinary forum for researchers to exchange knowledge and share leading research that drives critical progress in optimizing the use of renewable resources, transforming the global economy and achieving a sustainable future. Find out more.

This journal is available as part of a CAP (Community Action Publishing) partnership.

PLOS Water

PLOS Water brings together research of the highest methodological and ethical standards in the areas of water sanitation, resource recovery and use, applied water policy, and the sustainable consumption, management and supply of water as a vital resource for societies in every region of the world. Find out more.

PLOS Water is available as part of a Global Equity partnership.

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