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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 you publish

When you publish Open Access your research is freely available
for anyone, anywhere to see, cite, share, and build upon.

Open Access

And that’s good, because when scientists can access your paper,
they’re more likely to cite your paper.

you get cited

Open Access papers are 2x as likely to be cited within 4-10 months and
nearly 3x as likely to be cited 10-16 months after publication.¹

Open Access articles have a 36-172% citation advantage,
depending on the discipline.²


Learn more ways to open your research.

Discover more benefits to Open Access.


¹ Eysenbach G (2006) Citation Advantage of Open Access Articles. PLoS Biol 4(5).

² Hajjem C, Harnad S, Gingras Y. (2005) Ten-Year Cross-Disciplinary Comparison of the Growth of
Open Access and How it Increases Research Citation Impact. IEEE
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