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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.

The future of science will build on the actions we take today

You have the power to revolutionize science communication to ensure Openness for the next generation of scientists

Thank you for practicing Open Science

We at PLOS want to thank all of the researchers practicing Open Science in their daily work, and to support you in making the communication of your work Open, transparent and reproducible for future generations.

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Join the Open Science community and thank the scientists who’ve made an impact on your career.

Are they experimenters, scholars or a mentor that always believed you could make a difference…

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The future of science is Open

With Openness comes improved reproducibility throughout scientific research. 

When you Open your findings with PLOS, our policies, such as the PLOS Data Availability Policy, ensures the transparency and accessibility of data accompanying all published articles. We strive to make science sharable and reusable without restriction.

Outputs like registered reports, protocols and published peer review history empower researchers to go one step further in contextualizing their work to ensure it remains replicable.

Reproducibility is the cornerstone of scientific advancement. Open is how we get there. Take our reproducibility quiz to find out how replicable your research really is…

Today’s Open science options

Open Science enriches your findings at every phase of the investigation and publication processes, from the experiment design to prepublished manuscripts and even peer review history. 

By choosing to publish your findings with Open Science practises you’re making your research transparent, accessible and discoverable to researchers, policymakers, and experts across the world.

At each step of the process, we give you options to Open research even more. Discover how you can make your findings fully available…

Post your initial scientific manuscript to a public server prior to peer review and share your research early to accelerate the speed of science.

Choose to make your peer review history public and provide more context to your published article.

Ensure your research remains replicable by attaching your full data set with your published scientific article.

Share your research design to increase the credibilitiy and reproducibility of your results and help address publication bias.

Get credit for more of your science and increase the understanding of your research method to improve reproducibility and rigor.

Take credit and be recognized for your individual research contributions with ORCID.

Continue to learn about the world of Open Science and improve scholarly communication for the research communities of tomorrow.

Benefits of publishing with PLOS

When you choose to publish your work with PLOS you’re pushing the boundaries of scientific discovery and contributing to a repository of trusted Open Science that can build a framework for equitable participation and distribution of knowledge. Openness is much more than being able to read or share an article; it’s the future of science.

We are continuously expanding our Open Science options to support you and your work. Right now, you can choose to distribute your initial research in a preprint, gain recognition with preregistration, share context with published peer review history and more!

By joining fellow researchers and PLOS in committing to Open Science, you’ll discover the resources to improve reproducibility and the tools to make science better.

Join us as we continue to advance Open Science for researchers and readers

Your Open Science journey

Whether you’re finding your feet or an Open Science pro, there’s always more to learn and new practices to follow.

Open your research for discovery

Share your science as broadly and effectively as possible to accelerate discovery and lead a transformation in research communication

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