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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.

When all voices are heard, we can make science stronger and improve the world of tomorrow

With you, the researchers of today, we can transform the future of Open Science

Change starts here. To each of you who want to make science communication better: we're listening.

As our advocates and critics, creators and testers of new ideas, researchers like you guide the way.

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Together, we can cultivate a more inclusive and trustworthy future for science.

We want to grow your presence in all places and spaces

Our definition of Open is one that invites all researchers to contribute, learn from, and build on scientific discoveries, no matter where you are in the world.

Charting a new path towards equity, diversity and inclusion

Listen to our Co-Editors-in-Chief’s discuss diversity, equity and inclusion in Open Science from the field of Global Public Health

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We are inviting applications for Editorial Board Members across all our journals. Will you help us shape standards in research?

See our Editorial Director’s updates on our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Partnerships and policies

We’re working hard to recognize local needs that can more-fully inform our ways of working and continue to develop editorial processes that recognize and minimize bias in the publication process.

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Launching new journals

Unified in addressing global health and environmental challenges from diverse, local perspectives, the new journals help us expand our international footprint.

PLOS Climate
PLOS Climate unites researchers and climate policy leaders across disciplines, industries and regions of the world to tackle the challenges of a changing climate at a global scale. To achieve this objective we will empower universal collaboration centered around research of the highest methodological and ethical standards and the values of Open Science.
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PLOS Digital Health
PLOS Digital Health brings together research into water sanitation and hygiene measures, as well as the sustainable consumption, management and supply of water as a vital resource for societies in every region of the world.
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PLOS Global Public Health
PLOS Global Public Health is a global journal for public health research of the highest ethical and methodological rigor that reaches across disciplines and regional boundaries to address some of the biggest health challenges and inequities facing our society today. We will work alongside researchers to drive diversity and equity to broaden the perspectives we learn from.
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PLOS Sustainability and Transformation
PLOS Sustainability and Transformation is a multidisciplinary forum for researchers to share leading research knowledge that drives critical progress in optimizing the use of renewable resources, transforming the global economy and achieving a sustainable future. We will work alongside researchers to unite a diverse community of research and policy experts to cross-fertilize knowledge and accelerate the communication of research.
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PLOS Water
PLOS Water brings together research into water sanitation and hygiene measures, as well as the sustainable consumption, management and supply of water as a vital resource for societies in every region of the world.
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Open Science cannot be shaped from one corner of the world

Equitable publishing models

We’re experimenting with new payment paradigms that expand equitable partnership opportunities for researchers’ institutions to eliminate author-facing charges.

The need for equity in publishing models

What do you think? We discuss the need for better business models for Open Access and Open Science, especially models that are more inclusive of all disciplines and global regions and economies.

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