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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.

What does it mean to be Open?

This Open Access Week, we celebrate the role of Open Access in making peer reviewed research more accessible, more equitable, and more transparent.

At PLOS, Open means your research is available immediately and to everyone. Permanently. No embargos, no reader fees, no limits on accessibility. Authors choose Open for greater visibility and more freedom in how they share their work with colleagues, policymakers, and new collaborators. But Open also means the flexibility to share early and accelerate collaboration. The choice to make your work more transparent. Learn more about the benefits of Openness.

When you publish
Open Access
you get
cited more.

When you publish
Open Access
your work
shapes public policy.

Open Access
you can share
your research faster.

Open Access
international collaboration.

Open Data
increases trust
in your research.

Tell us
why you
Open Access.

When you Open your research
you drive science forward.

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