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PLOS Year in Review

2022 was a year of continued growth for PLOS. Our journals continued to publish groundbreaking and exciting research across the sciences, our new journals published their first articles, we launched new publishing options for authors, and celebrated new milestones within their journal communities. Explore noteworthy research and exciting updates from 2022, and see what’s to come from the journal communities in 2023.



Open Access is not truly open without easy and equitable opportunities to publish. Our new institutional partnerships and business models are proving that APCs are not the only way to support Open Access.
The models we introduced in 2020 began as an experiment to systemically address the barriers publications fees pose for many researchers and we now have 181 institutions in 26 countries partnering with us. Our approach to Open Access solutions are not one-size-fits-all. It’s the reason we don’t have just one institutional partnership model for all our journals. These include CAP, which keep costs low for selective journals; Global Equity, which reflects regional economic differences; and our Flat Fee model that aims to make Open Access publishing easier and more accessible for researchers.

Find out more about our solutions to eliminate APCs and see if your fees to publish with PLOS are already covered by an institutional partnership. 


Three years ago PLOS implemented our version of open peer review: simple, flexible and modular, dictated by the choices reviewers and authors make during the peer review and publication process. Since then, the PLOS journals have together published over 18,000 articles with accompanying peer review history.


A subset of PLOS articles that link to shared research data in a repository will display a prominent visual cue designed to help researchers find accessible data, and encourage best practice in data sharing.


Our very first dataset, now available for download at Figshare, focuses on three Open Science practices: data sharing, code sharing, and preprint posting.

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