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PLOS Medicine Year in Review

2020 was a year of growth for PLOS Medicine. We announced a new publishing model and continued to expand our collections and special issues offerings. Discover journal updates, a message from our staff editors, top papers, and more.

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New Ways to Publish


In November we announced the launch of Community Action Publishing, a new publishing model for PLOS Biology and PLOS Medicine designed to make these selective journals both open to read and open to publish.


The PLOS Medicine staff would like to pass on their sincere thanks to all authors, reviewers and readers for their valued contributions and support during often challenging times in 2020. We look forward to working with colleagues and friends again in 2021, when we will be featuring two Special Issues on Global Child Health: From Birth to Adolescence and Beyond, together with Guest Editors Zulfiqar Bhutta, Quique Bassat, and Kathryn Yount (Submission deadline January 31, 2021) and Cancer Advances: Clinically Applicable Insights into Early Detection and Minimal Residual Disease, in collaboration with Guest Editors Charles Swanton, Sarah Jane Dawson, and Chris Abbosh (Submission deadline March 15, 2021).

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