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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.

Transforming Scientific Communication through Open Science

From increasing transparency at all stages of review to more inclusive models of assessment, PLOS is redefining how we evaluate, share, and read research.


Published Peer Review

Our modular, opt-in approach to published peer review that encourages authors and reviewers to reveal the expert perspectives that help shape published research. 

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Our partnership with enables authors to more effectively share methodological details to contextualize their research for greater reproducibility.

Data Policy

Our data policy underlies our commitment to Open Science and ensures your research remains replicable.


CRediT and ORCID ensure that authors and reviewers can easily take credit and be recognized for their individual research contributions.


PLOS encourages posting preprints to share, get feedback, and receive credit for your results sooner. Our partnership with bioRxiv makes posting life sciences preprints easy and convenient.


We’re broadening the assessment of science to promote reproducibility, credit, and transparency. And to ensure science is Open to all.

With researchers, authors and readers in mind, we’re breaking boundaries to build a more complete and equitable system of scientific knowledge.

  • How can we expand the choice of outputs for scientists to share their ideas?
  • How can we use new tools and opportunities to empower researchers?
  • How can we accelerate the time from discovery to dissemination?
  • How can we better provide credit and recognition to reviewers and editors?

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