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PLOS Medicine Year in Review

2021 was a year of continued growth for PLOS Medicine. We welcomed new Associate Editors, launched three new collections, and continued to publish new and noteworthy research across the medical sciences. Discover journal updates, a message from our Executive Editor, papers that made the news, and more.



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In 2021, two new Associate Editors, Beryne Odeny and Callam Davidson, joined our editorial team. You can learn more about our staff editors and the expertise they bring to the journal here.

This has been a challenging year, but at the same time full of achievements for PLOS Medicine. Reflecting on how the journal has performed, I would like to thank first of all my incredible team of in-house editors. A special thanks to our communities of authors and academic editors for their amazing work in 2021. We exceeded targets in 2021 and saw an increase of submissions in sustainable development and human health, planetary health, nutrition, cancer, implementation science, equity, and public health interventions with associated health benefits .In addition, we continued to receive and publish many pivotal studies that we hope will help to shape the science around the pandemic. Overall, the journal is now performing well in terms of quantity and quality of content published and we hope to continue our success in 2022.”

Raffaella Bosurgi, Executive Editor

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