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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.

Why Publish with PLOS?

Your research makes an impact. Our goal is to share all excellent science as broadly and effectively as possible to accelerate discovery and lead a transformation in research communication.

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PLOS publishes a suite of influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine. Rigorously reported, peer reviewed and immediately available without restrictions, promoting the widest readership and impact possible. We encourage you to consider the scope of each journal before submission, as journals are editorially independent and specialized in their publication criteria and breadth of content.

PLOS Biology
PLOS Climate
PLOS Computational Biology
PLOS Digital Health

PLOS Genetics
PLOS Global Public Health

PLOS Medicine
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
PLOS Pathogens
PLOS Sustainability and Transformation

PLOS Water


Based on the merit of your science and everything that goes into it. Tell the full story of your science through your research questions, protocols, data, and even negative outcomes to build a foundation for replicable research.


To make the biggest impact. PLOS press released nearly 400 papers in 2019. Broad visibility and openness help researchers, funders, policymakers, and the general public discover your research and realize its potential.


For researchers of every career stage, discipline, and demographic to make an impact. We’re breaking new ground to make sharing research easier, more efficient, and fair for all authors.


In how, when, and what you decide to publish. From preprints to published peer review history, you customize your experience to share your work earlier and add context.

More Credit

For the work you already do. Track your contributions automatically through CRediT and ORCID and use article-level-metrics to demonstrate the impact of your work when you need it most.

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