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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.

Explore your publishing options with PLOS

PLOS is a non-profit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

All PLOS journals adhere to the highest standards of rigorous peer review and research ethics. Everything we publish is Open Access, Plan S compliant, Open Data compliant, and eligible for:

Which PLOS journal suits you?

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  • PLOS Biology
    Accepts: Magazine, Methods article, Registered report, Research article, Systematic reviews & meta-analysis
    • Community focused
    • Easy submission, with initial editorial assessment in just one week
    • Facilitated preprint posting with bi-directional linking
    • Format free initial submission
    • Highly selective
    • Open Code optional, except in specific cases*
    • Preprints welcome
    • Professional staff editors and expert editorial board members work collaboratively
  • PLOS Climate
    Accepts: Methods article, Research article, Systematic reviews & meta-analysis
    • Open Code optional, except in specific cases*
    • Preprints welcome
    • Professional staff editors and expert editorial board members work collaboratively
  • PLOS Computational Biology
    Accepts: Magazine, Methods article, Research article, Systematic reviews & meta-analysis
    • Community focused
    • Facilitated preprint posting with bi-directional linking
    • Format free initial submission
    • Led by independent editorial board made up exclusively of researchers working in the field
    • Open Code required for all relevant submissions
    • Preprints welcome
  • PLOS Digital Health
    Accepts: Clinical trial, Methods article, Research article, Systematic reviews & meta-analysis
    • Community focused
    • Format free initial submission
    • Led by independent editorial board made up exclusively of researchers working in the field
    • Open Code optional, except in specific cases*
    • Preprints welcome
  • PLOS Genetics
    Accepts: Magazine, Methods article, Research article, Systematic reviews & meta-analysis
    • Community focused
    • Facilitated preprint posting with bi-directional linking
    • Format free initial submission
    • Led by independent editorial board made up exclusively of researchers working in the field
    • Open Code optional, except in specific cases*
    • Preprints welcome
  • PLOS Global Public Health
    Accepts: Clinical trial, Methods article, Research article, Systematic reviews & meta-analysis
    • Open Code optional, except in specific cases*
    • Preprints welcome
    • Professional staff editors and expert editorial board members work collaboratively
  • PLOS Medicine
    Accepts: Clinical trial, Magazine, Methods article, Research article, Systematic reviews & meta-analysis
    • Community focused
    • Easy submission, with initial editorial assessment in just one week
    • Highly selective
    • Open Code optional, except in specific cases*
    • Preprints welcome
    • Professional staff editors and expert editorial board members work collaboratively
  • PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
    Accepts: Clinical trial, Magazine, Methods article, Research article, Systematic reviews & meta-analysis
    • Community focused
    • Facilitated preprint posting with bi-directional linking
    • Format free initial submission
    • Led by independent editorial board made up exclusively of researchers working in the field
    • Open Code optional, except in specific cases*
    • Preprints welcome
  • PLOS ONE
    Accepts: Clinical trial, Methods article, Protocol, Registered report, Research article, Systematic reviews & meta-analysis
    • Facilitated preprint posting with bi-directional linking
    • Faster than average
    • Open Code optional, except in specific cases*
    • Preprints welcome
    • Professional staff editors and expert editorial board members work collaboratively
  • PLOS Pathogens
    Accepts: Clinical trial, Magazine, Methods article, Research article, Systematic reviews & meta-analysis
    • Community focused
    • Facilitated preprint posting with bi-directional linking
    • Format free initial submission
    • Led by independent editorial board made up exclusively of researchers working in the field
    • Open Code optional, except in specific cases*
    • Preprints welcome
  • PLOS Sustainability and Transformation
    Accepts: Magazine, Methods article, Research article, Systematic reviews & meta-analysis
    • Community focused
    • Format free initial submission
    • Led by independent editorial board made up exclusively of researchers working in the field
    • Open Code optional, except in specific cases*
    • Preprints welcome
  • PLOS Water
    Accepts: Methods article, Research article, Systematic reviews & meta-analysis
    • Open Code optional, except in specific cases*
    • Preprints welcome
    • Professional staff editors and expert editorial board members work collaboratively

What else do PLOS journals offer you?

Using the answers you provided to the questions, we’ve shown you the journals that best match your criteria. By clicking on the relevant journal images, you can visit each journal to find out more. The table below shows additional information about what each journal can offer.

If you have questions about any of our journals, please contact us.

PLOS Biology PLOS Climate PLOS Computational Biology PLOS Digital Health PLOS Genetics PLOS Global Public Health PLOS Medicine PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases PLOS ONE PLOS Pathogens PLOS Sustainability and Transformation PLOS Water
Community focused Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Easy submission, with initial editorial assessment in just one week Yes Yes
Facilitated preprint posting with bi-directional linking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Faster than average Yes
Format free initial submission Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Highly selective Yes Yes
Led by independent editorial board made up exclusively of researchers working in the field Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Open Code optional, except in specific cases* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Open Code required for all relevant submissions Yes
Preprints welcome Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Professional staff editors and expert editorial board members work collaboratively Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

* If author-generated code underpins the findings in the manuscript, authors must make all code available without restrictions upon publication of the work. In cases where code is central to the manuscript, we may require the code to be made available as a condition of publication. Authors are responsible for ensuring that the code is reusable and well documented.

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