COVID-19 RESEARCH UPDATES

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PLOS ONE Year in Review

2020 was a year of growth for PLOS ONE. We introduced a new article type, launched several new collections, and published important research that made an impact in the global Covid-19 conversation. Discover journal updates, a message from the Editor-in-Chief, updated offerings, new collections, and more.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS

87,951

Published authors

219

Countries represented by submitting authors

16,047

Published articles

63,732,242

Article Views

MORE WAYS TO PUBLISH

This year, we launched Registered Report Protocol and Registered Report, a new article type that enables authors to preregister and publish their study design protocol before they begin their investigation. Published in two stages, this article type is designed to:

  • Increase the robustness and reproducibility of a study
  • Set clear expectations for authors from the outset
  • Guarantee an outcome-neutral assessment of the final research

Learn more about the benefits of Registered Reports here.

Research Highlights

COLLECTIONS UPDATES

PLOS ONE considered nearly 1,000 submissions in response to our 2020 calls for papers! Explore research from new and noteworthy collections:

Ready to feature new research in 2021? Submit to our open Calls for Papers.

“Thank you so much for all you’ve done to champion Open Science and PLOS ONE in a very challenging year. 2020 brought a surge of submissions to the journal, and we deeply appreciate your support as authors, reviewers and readers. The new year brings fresh commitments from us to reach out to and develop deeper relationships with our research communities, so that we can better meet your needs. The journal staff editors been incredibly busy behind the scenes developing new ways to interact with our communities, including attending virtual conferences and leading events on social media, and are excited to plan more of these activities in the coming months. We hope to meet as many of you as possible over the next year to hear your feedback on the journal and learn more about how we can support you and your research communities.”

Emily Chenette, Deputy Editor-in-Chief
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echnette@plos.org

PLOS ONE AND COVID-19

We received an average of 100 submissions per week* from the PLOS ONE community describing research on all aspects of the coronavirus pandemic.

To date, over 700 papers on COVID-19 have now been accepted for publication in the journal. 

*since March 2020

EXPLORE COVID-19 RESEARCH

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Our dedicated collection of COVID-19 research:

COVID-19 pandemic (2019-20) 

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