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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.

Publishing with PLOS:
6 ways it can help you

SPEED

We know that speed matters, from initial decision, through the review process to publication.

With an average of 11 days from acceptance to publication for PLOS ONE (July-Dec ‘20), we work tirelessly across our entire journal portfolio to ensure a fast and expedient turnaround time for your research.

Mehd AbduCollege of Medicine and Health Sciences, Mizan-Tepi University, Ethiopia
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“…communication was good and the publication process was fast in which my article was published within 2 months.”

CREDIBILITY

Through our rigorous reporting, thorough peer-review, and team of international Academic Editors, you can be assured that our publication processes provide the credibility your research deserves.

Jason McLeanDepartment of Neurobiology, University of Chicago, USA
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“The peer review process was incredibly constructive. Reviewers were knowledgeable and consistently made the work better. All of this is testament to the quality of the editorial board.”

VISIBILITY

By publishing with PLOS, your research will have a global reach and be accessible to a wide-ranging audience from researchers and funders to policymakers and the general public. This ensures your findings have the greatest possible impact.

Michael DorrellPoint Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, USA
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“I chose PLOS because I am excited about the open access format where the research is accessible to people all over the world. I have already received messages from researchers in multiple countries about the article.”

EFFICIENCY

By collaborating with researchers at every career stage, we seek to consistently improve our publishing processes and remove barriers to ensure sharing your research is easier and is more accessible to readers.

Heba Tallah MohammedeHealth Centre of Excellence, Ontario, Canada
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"PLOS facilitates the smooth dissemination of research findings to the scientific world without the complexities, and lengthy processes researchers usually encounter with other journals."

FLEXIBILITY

You are empowered with choice when you publish with PLOS. This provides greater context to your findings and allows you to share your work sooner.

From modular published peer review options to preprints, your publishing experience is widely customizable to your preference.

Kevin UrstadtUniversity of Michigan, USA
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"The one notable aspect for me was the option to include the pre-print (pre-peer review) in BioRxiv. This can help expedite the visibility of one's research in cases of job applications and grant deadlines."

PROFILE

Publishing with PLOS says something about your values as a researcher. You can build your profile and expand your network in the scientific community when you publish your findings and methodologies with our portfolio of Open Science options.

Joseane PaivaFederal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil
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"It was a great experience. The support for the dissemination of the work after publication was something that impressed me."

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