PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit Open Access publisher, empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.
Our suite of journals – PLOS ONE, PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and PLOS Pathogens – publish rigorously peer-reviewed research articles together with expert commentary and analysis. All articles are Open Access to share science with the widest possible audience.
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We empower researchers from all demographics, geographies, and disciplines to open their science.
In addition to our journals, PLOS connects hundreds of thousands of researchers through our online communities, social media, discipline-focused Channels and the award-winning PLOS Blog Network. Every day.
Broad visibility and openness help researchers, funders, policymakers, and the general public connect to science and realize its potential.
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For more information about what makes PLOS a leading, trustworthy source of peer-reviewed Open Access scientific literature, journalists might find useful the following resources on the Official PLOS Blog:
- Transformational Work Over a Career: Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for PLOS Authors
- Towards Minimal Reporting Standards for Life Scientists
- Power to the Preprint: An Update
- Open Access Publishing Forges Ahead in Europe
- Transparency, credit, and peer review
- Reproducibility and Recognition: One year later
- Advancing Evaluation: Moving Forward with DORA
- To Sign or Not to Sign: A Slice of Transparency in Peer Review
- A Proactive Approach to Reproducibility with Evidence-Based Research on Research