PLOS Medicine Year in Review
2020 was a year of growth for PLOS Medicine. We announced a new publishing model and continued to expand our collections and special issues offerings. Discover journal updates, a message from the Editors-in-Chief, top papers, and more.
Countries represented by submitting authors
This year, we continued to receive and publish the latest medical research of global societal importance. Read some of our most-cited publications from 2020.
- Potential gains in life expectancy by attaining daily ambient fine particulate matter pollution standards in mainland China: A modeling study based on nationwide data
- CINeMA: An approach for assessing confidence in the results of a network meta-analysis
- An evaluation of Chile’s Law of Food Labeling and Advertising on sugar-sweetened beverage purchases from 2015 to 2017: A before-and-after study
- Impact of self-imposed prevention measures and short-term government-imposed social distancing on mitigating and delaying a COVID-19 epidemic: A modelling study
- Dietary fibre and whole grains in diabetes management: Systematic review and meta-analyses
In 2020, PLOS Medicine articles were referenced 4,880 times by media outlets around the world. Explore articles that made the news.
- Residential green space and child intelligence and behavior across urban, suburban, and rural areas in Belgium: A longitudinal birth cohort study of twins
- Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in people with an acute loss in their sense of smell and/or taste in a community-based population in London, UK: An observational cohort study
- Occurrence and transmission potential of asymptomatic and presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections: A living systematic review and meta-analysis
New Ways to Publish
In November we announced the launch of Community Action Publishing, a new publishing model for PLOS Biology and PLOS Medicine designed to make these selective journals both open to read and open to publish. Learn More
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“The PLOS Medicine staff would like to pass on their sincere thanks to all authors, reviewers and readers for their valued contributions and support during often challenging times in 2020. We look forward to working with colleagues and friends again in 2021, when we will be featuring two Special Issues on Global Child Health: From Birth to Adolescence and Beyond, together with Guest Editors Zulfiqar Bhutta, Quique Bassat, and Kathryn Yount (Submission deadline January 31, 2021) and Cancer Advances: Clinically Applicable Insights into Early Detection and Minimal Residual Disease, in collaboration with Guest Editors Charles Swanton, Sarah Jane Dawson, and Chris Abbosh (Submission deadline March 15, 2021).”
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