Research by PLOS
Investigating questions surrounding Open Science and scholarly communications with a view to building better solutions
Our mission is to help lead a transformation in research communication. Success relies in part on developing a deeper understanding of our scholarly publishing system, and the factors that shape it, so we can better understand community needs, motivations, and behaviors.
Like the researchers who publish in our journals, PLOS prioritizes openness by posting, publishing and depositing the results of our scholarly communications investigations. Below are the outcomes from recent studies.
Explores how researchers evaluate research outputs when conducting their own research and serving on committees for hiring and grant review.
July 29 2021
Presents a new framework for transparent reporting and reports the results of pilot testing across a range of journals.
April 27 2021