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Celebrating 15 Years of PLOS ONE

Since launching in 2006, PLOS ONE has transformed research communication and created publishing options that benefit the researchers we serve. As we celebrate our 15th anniversary, we’re looking back on noteworthy milestones from the PLOS ONE community. 

Explore our collection of articles and highlights below.

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“To celebrate this important milestone, I reached out to several former PLOS staff members who had key roles shaping the journal and invited them to share their experiences. Their stories reflect the passion that we feel for this journal, its mission, and its community, and the important ways in which PLOS ONE has driven innovation over the years.

Read the full story from PLOS ONE Editor-In-Chief Emily Chenette

Transforming Research Communication

Since 2020, we’ve launched 4 new article types designed to help authors make their research open sooner, receive credit for their contributions and improve reproducibility in their field. Registered Report Protocols, Registered Reports, and Study Protocols and Lab Protocols offer unique benefits that can help improve the visibility, transparency and rigor of your study. Explore the first publications of these article types below and click here to learn more about your publishing options with PLOS ONE.

Are Lab Protocols right for your next study? Explore our current collection and call for papers now accepting submissions until February 28, 2022!

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