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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.

With Open Access

Publishing in an Open Access journal makes your research available
to the public with no restrictions or embargoes, right from the very start.

you can share your research

That means you can showcase your results sooner,
meet funding deadlines and increase the impact of your research. 


And, if you choose to take part in Open Science practices like preprints,
preregistration, or protocols, your work can be public even sooner.
Early availability—for example posting preprints—is associated
with higher citation and altmetrics counts.¹ ²

Learn more ways to open your research.

Discover more benefits to Open Access.


¹ Fu DY, Hughey JJ (2019). Meta-Research: Releasing a preprint is associated with more attention and citations for the peer-reviewed article. eLife 8. 10.7554/eLife.52646

Fraser N, Momeni F, Mayr P, and Peters I (2020). The relationship between bioRxiv preprints, citations and altmetrics. Quantitative Science Studies 1(2).

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