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.

You are a


in Open Science!

You value innovation, progress, and community.

You’re eager to experiment with new technologies and approaches–both in conducting your research, and in sharing your work with the wider community.

Researchers like you are paving the way for others, both scientifically–in the way they conduct and publish research–and professionally–through mentorship and modeling.

What does it mean to value innovation and community?

1. You believe in building toward the future in a deliberate way.
That means building your career and reputation through strategic, highly visible publications, peer review and editorial work, collaboration, and contributions to the community. It also means driving progress through your research and forging the path ahead through research advances.

2. You believe teaching and mentorship matter.
That as a scientist, part of your responsibility lies in bolstering your community and fostering the next generation of researchers. And you strive to empower others by opening opportunities for success.

3. You believe in using whatever tools can best help you to accomplish your goals.
In trying new technologies and approaches–both in your research, and in the way you communicate about your research.

You don’t have to choose between research impact and your values

Receive tips as a Leader in Open Science

“I believe that a great team, or group, can achieve more than any one individual which is very much in line with the values of Open Science”

Niamh O’Connor, Chief Publishing Officer discusses her role in building strong teams and a strong vision for PLOS.

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We put you and your research first.

Which other values and features are important to you?

Your checklist for leading and innovating in research

Simple actions you can take to help advance innovation in scientific communications while building on your support for your research community.

We don’t expect you to compromise.

Your research values and publishing decisions can work together to create the impact you desire

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