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, PLOS Medicine articles were referenced over 3,300 times by media outlets around the world. Explore articles that made the news.
- Consumption of coffee and tea and risk of developing stroke, dementia, and poststroke dementia: A cohort study in the UK Biobank
- Alcohol abstinence and mortality in a general population sample of adults in Germany: A cohort study
- Ambient and household PM2.5 pollution and adverse perinatal outcomes: A meta-regression and analysis of attributable global burden for 204 countries and territories
- Predictive symptoms for COVID-19 in the community: REACT-1 study of over 1 million people
This year, we continued to receive and publish the latest medical research of societal importance worldwide. Read noteworthy papers from 2021.
- Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in people with an acute loss in their sense of smell and/or taste in a community-based population in London, UK: An observational cohort study
- Occurrence and transmission potential of asymptomatic and presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections: A living systematic review and meta-analysis
- Accelerometer measured physical activity and the incidence of cardiovascular disease: Evidence from the UK Biobank cohort study
- Biomarkers of dairy fat intake, incident cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality: A cohort study, systematic review, and meta-analysis
- Altering product placement to create a healthier layout in supermarkets: Outcomes on store sales, customer purchasing, and diet in a prospective matched controlled cluster study
- How will COVID-19 transform global health post-pandemic? Defining research and investment opportunities and priorities
- Addressing power asymmetries in global health: Imperatives in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
“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.”
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