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:
- PLOS Provides Feedback on the Implementation of Plan S
- PLOS Receives Meritorious Achievement Award from the Council of Science Editors
- Published Peer Review (community comments)
- You’ve completed your review – now get credit with ORCID
- Redefining standards in image data reporting: A new policy at PLOS ONE and PLOS Biology requires raw blot and gel image data
- Partnering to Streamline Review
- Opening Peer Review Options for Recognition, Credit, and Accountability
- Building Trust to Breakdown Barriers
- Preregistration can bring Science back to its Roots
- Building the Foundation for Future Research Through Open Data Code and Protocols