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At PLOS, we put researchers and research first.
Our expert editorial boards collaborate with reviewers to provide accurate assessment that readers can trust. Authors have a choice of journals, publishing outputs, and tools to open their science to new audiences and get credit. We collaborate to make science, and the process of publishing science, fair, equitable, and accessible for the whole community.
Your New Open Science Journals
Paleoecology and Paleobiology of Extinct Species
Rigorously reported, peer reviewed and immediately Feature your paleoecology and paleobiology research in this PLOS ONE collection. We are looking to compile research that aims to reconstruct extinct species’ interactions with both the abiotic and biotic environment. Explore this collection and how to submit your research.
Looking for exciting work in your field?
Discover top cited Ecology papers from recent years.
Reproducibility is important for the future of science.
PLOS is Open so that everyone can read, share, and reuse the research we publish. Underlying our commitment to Open Science is our data availability policy which ensures every piece of your research is accessible and replicable. We also go beyond that, empowering authors to preregister their research, and publish protocols, negative and null results, and more.
In 2020, PLOS articles were mentioned an estimated 107,840 in media outlets around the world. Explore Ecology articles that made the news.
- Rapid evolution of the primate larynx?
- Extreme mortality and reproductive failure of common murres resulting from the northeast Pacific marine heatwave of 2014-2016
- Behavioral betrayal: How select fungal parasites enlist living insects to do their bidding
- Residential green space and child intelligence and behavior across urban, suburban, and rural areas in Belgium: A longitudinal birth cohort study of twins
Sustainable cropping systems
for the future
As global food demand grows and environmental pressures on agriculture intensify, there is an increasingly urgent need for food systems that are sustainable and resilient. PLOS ONE publishes a range of scientific research touching on all aspects of food systems, from analyses of agronomic efficiency to participatory policy development.
How can we increase adoption of open research practices?
Researchers are satisfied with their ability to share their own research data but may struggle with accessing other researchers’ data. Therefore, to increase data sharing in a findable and accessible way, PLOS will focus on better integrating existing data repositories and promoting their benefits rather than creating new solutions.
International day of women and girls in science 2021
11 February, marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To celebrate, we speak to some recent PLOS ONE authors about their research and their experiences as women in science. Our interviewees study very different aspects of agriculture and food security, but all their work contributes to the development of more efficient and sustainable food systems for the future.