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Food Security

PLOS publishes a broad range of Open food security research that is essential to global food availability, access, utilization, and stability. Explore pivotal interdisciplinary research across key food security fields including crop science, nutrition, and food systems.

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PLOS food security research addresses the global issues of food availability, exacerbated by the compounding impacts of climate change, demographic change, geopolitics and economic shocks.

Our Open Access multidisciplinary research papers showcase innovative approaches and technologies that help address key research areas in line with relevant United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including overcoming boundaries in both crop sciences and food systems.

Through rigorous academic research and engagement with a broad range of societal stakeholders, we aim to effect systemic, evidence-based transformation across all aspects of global food access and security.

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Food security research topics

PLOS publishes research across a broad range of topics. Take a look at the latest work in your field.

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Our commitment to Open Science means others can build on PLOS precision food security research and data to advance the food security field. Discover selected popular food security research below:

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38,630 authors from 175 countries chose PLOS to publish their food security research* 

Reaching a global audience, this research has received over 24,887 news and blog mentions

Research in this field has been cited 219,213 times
after authors published in a PLOS journal*

Related PLOS research Collections

Covering a connected body of work and evaluated by leading experts in their respective fields, our Collections make it easier to delve deeper into specific research topics from across the breadth of the PLOS portfolio.

Check out our highlighted PLOS research Collections:

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Related journals in food security

We provide a platform for food security research across various PLOS journals, allowing interdisciplinary researchers to explore food security research at all preclinical, translational and clinical research stages.

*Data source: Web of Science. © Copyright Clarivate 2024 | January 2004 – February 2024
^Data source: | January 2004 – February 2024

Breaking boundaries. Empowering researchers. Opening science.

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

Open Access

All PLOS journals are fully Open Access, which means the latest published research is immediately available for all to learn from, share, and reuse with attribution. No subscription fees, no delays, no barriers.

Leading responsibly

PLOS is working to eliminate financial barriers to Open Access publishing, facilitate diversity and broad participation of voices in knowledge-sharing, and ensure inclusive policies shape our journals. We’re committed to openness and transparency, whether it’s peer review, our data policy, or sharing our annual financial statement with the community.

Breaking boundaries in Open Science

We push the boundaries of “Open” to create a more equitable system of scientific knowledge and understanding. All PLOS articles are backed by our Data Availability policy, and encourage the sharing of preprints, code, protocols, and peer review reports so that readers get more context.


PLOS journals publish research from every discipline across science and medicine and related social sciences. Many of our journals are interdisciplinary in nature to facilitate an exchange of knowledge across disciplines, encourage global collaboration, and influence policy and decision-making at all levels

Community expertise

Our Editorial Boards represent the full diversity of the research and researchers in the field. They work in partnership with expert peer reviewers to evaluate each manuscript against the highest methodological and ethical standards in the field.

Rigorous peer review

Our rigorous editorial screening and assessment process is made up of several stages. All PLOS journals use anonymous peer review by default, but we also offer authors and reviewers options to make the peer review process more transparent.

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