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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.

What motivates you to do research?

We all hold values that influence our decisions but how well do you know yours? When multiple things feel important, what do you prioritize?

Challenge yourself to find out your motivations by taking our quiz, then learn how your values are helping to make science communication stronger.


We’ll show you pairs of statements that researchers tell us are important to them. For each of the 10 pairs choose ONE statement that is of higher priority, and ONE statement that is of lower priority to you personally. The results will uncover your core values and how they help to strengthen your scientific communications.

These choices will be tough! Move through the questions quickly and don’t second-guess yourself.

It should only take you 2-3 minutes to complete this. Good luck!

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  • Prioritize each pair of statements according to which is most important to you.

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