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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.

Open Access

Countries that invest in Open Access more aggressively tend to see a larger
increase in their internationally collaborative publications.¹

increases international

And this increase is proportional to their total research output,
meaning that scientists across the globe are working together more often.


From 2000 to 2016, publications that were fully funded, collaborative, and Open Access
accounted for 6.3% of all output but received 15.2% of the citations.²

Learn more ways to open your research.

Discover more benefits to Open Access.


¹ Science, Digital; Hook, Daniel; Hahnel, Mark; Calvert, Ian (2019): The Ascent of Open Access. Digital Science. Report.

² Hook D, Hahnel M, Calvert I (2019). The Ascent of Open Access. Digital Science. Report. 

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