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Digital health

PLOS is pioneering digital health through Open Access, interdisciplinary research at the intersection of healthcare and technology, reshaping how we approach wellness and patient care.

Discover digital health research from PLOS

Whether in more traditional clinical informatics settings or ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) and large language modelling (LLM) research, PLOS’ Open Access digital health research promotes the responsible and equitable utilization of new tools and technologies for global benefit.

These tools present rich opportunities to improve care in marginalized communities, opening new paths to patient-reported outcomes and greater collaborative engagement with healthcare providers. They must be accessible to all.

As AI becomes increasingly ubiquitous in clinical settings, maintaining our high research integrity and publication ethics is crucial for identifying potential sources of bias. This helps ensure the publication of reliable digital health research to both support physician decision-making and safeguard individuals seeking greater agency over their welfare through innovative apps or programs.

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Explore the latest research developments in your field

Our commitment to Open Science means others can build on PLOS precision digital health research and data to advance the digital health field. Discover selected popular digital health research below:

Browse the full PLOS portfolio of Open Access digital health articles

17,749 authors from 132 countries chose PLOS to publish their digital health research* 

Reaching a global audience, this research has received over 4,511 news and blog mentions

Research in this field has been cited 60,188 times
after authors published in a PLOS journal*

Related PLOS research Collections

Covering a connected body of work and evaluated by leading experts in their respective fields, our Collections make it easier to delve deeper into specific research topics from across the breadth of the PLOS portfolio.

Check out our highlighted PLOS research Collections:

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Related journals in digital health

We provide a platform for digital health research across various PLOS journals, allowing interdisciplinary researchers to explore digital health research at all preclinical, translational and clinical research stages.

*Data source: Web of Science. © Copyright Clarivate 2024 | January 2004 – April 2024
^Data source: | January 2004 – April 2024

Breaking boundaries. Empowering researchers. Opening science.

PLOS is a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

Open Access

All PLOS journals are fully Open Access, which means the latest published research is immediately available for all to learn from, share, and reuse with attribution. No subscription fees, no delays, no barriers.

Leading responsibly

PLOS is working to eliminate financial barriers to Open Access publishing, facilitate diversity and broad participation of voices in knowledge-sharing, and ensure inclusive policies shape our journals. We’re committed to openness and transparency, whether it’s peer review, our data policy, or sharing our annual financial statement with the community.

Breaking boundaries in Open Science

We push the boundaries of “Open” to create a more equitable system of scientific knowledge and understanding. All PLOS articles are backed by our Data Availability policy, and encourage the sharing of preprints, code, protocols, and peer review reports so that readers get more context.


PLOS journals publish research from every discipline across science and medicine and related social sciences. Many of our journals are interdisciplinary in nature to facilitate an exchange of knowledge across disciplines, encourage global collaboration, and influence policy and decision-making at all levels

Community expertise

Our Editorial Boards represent the full diversity of the research and researchers in the field. They work in partnership with expert peer reviewers to evaluate each manuscript against the highest methodological and ethical standards in the field.

Rigorous peer review

Our rigorous editorial screening and assessment process is made up of several stages. All PLOS journals use anonymous peer review by default, but we also offer authors and reviewers options to make the peer review process more transparent.

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