PLOS by the Numbers

Article views, author satisfaction and reviewer participation highlight 2014 achievements – see complete infographic.  

Ethics of Big Data

Series explores the challenges associated with these new research opportunities.

Investigating Vaccination Decision Making

Vaccine Hesitancy Collection explores issues that arise when individuals potentially undermine immunization efforts.


PLOS Suite of Journals and Blogs

PLOS ONE PLOS Biology PLOS Medicine PLOS Comp Bio PLOS Genetics PLOS NTDs PLOS Pathogens HTML Map

Latest News

PLOS statement on peer review manipulation
Biomed Central recently uncovered attempts to deceive editors and undermine the peer review process of papers at several of their journals (see their original statement and update). The reviewers suggested... Full article
January 23, 2015
PLOS Clarifies its Publication Fee Assistance Policy
PLOS would like to clarify the policy by which authors can apply for fee assistance in the form of a partial or full fee waiver. Authors who are unable to... Full article
January 16, 2015
Rich Citations: Open Data about the Network of Research
Just as the static PDF is no longer sufficient to best represent scientific research outcomes that extend beyond the article, the static reference list at the end of a scholarly... Full article
October 22, 2014

Open Access Resources and Materials

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Ten Simple Rules Collection


#ALM Reports – more features, more power @jenniferlin15 @PLOSALM http://t.co/hJaX6cUk8C
RT @PeterHotez: News on our @PLOS piece in @Wired: Good News! Kids Aren't Dying as Much as They Used To | WIRED http://t.co/2bcGkGehnq
RT @practiCalfMRI: Wrote an opinion piece for @PLOSNeuro, on doing partial peer review before publication: http://t.co/EdlW5jIGbO Would it work? Can we test?
.@PeterHotez blogs on dangers of #vaccine hesitancy fr POV of a vaccine researcher and as parent of child w/ #autism http://t.co/XKv658jp6R
RT @PLOSBiology: Income from 8 bn visits/yr to #ProtectedAreas dwarfs costs 60-fold: spend more! #PLOSBiology http://t.co/QaQUywdFqK http://t.co/CaSQXmCWPn