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Meredith Niles Appointed to PLOS Board of Directors

PLOS is pleased to announce that Dr. Meredith Niles will join the PLOS Board of Directors, effective September 5, 2014. “Meredith’s unique career arc in both science and policy will…

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Global Coalition of Access to Research, Science and Education Organizations calls on STM to Withdraw New Model Licenses

As a group, the undersigned organizations share a vision in which scholarly knowledge is a common good, a resource for the whole of humanity. This means more than just allowing…

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PLOS Launches Neuroscience and Synthetic Biology Channels to Support Collaboration and Discussion of Published Research

(July 2, 2014)  PLOS today launches an initiative designed to engage the larger scientific community in researcher-led, informal discussions of published articles and timely issues affecting researchers such as data…

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New Publication Time


The research that PLOS publishes garners global media coverage in major outlets including The New York Times, The Guardian, National Geographic, Wired, The Huffington Post, Sydney Morning Herald and hundreds…

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Momentum for Article-Level Metrics: New Uses

The visibility of a research paper extends beyond the journal in which the paper appears, and today includes press coverage, discussion boards, blog posts, post-publication reference managers and downloads. To…

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A New PLOS Collection Documents Progress in an Unprecedented Public Health Campaign with the Aim to Reach an “AIDS-Free Generation”


PLOS is pleased to publish Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Improving Quality, Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness, and Demand for Services during an Accelerated Scale-up, the latest research collection in…

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PLOS Updates Fee Waiver Program

PLOS believes that lack of funds should not be a barrier to Open Access publication. The organization facilitates this objective in two ways. First, PLOS provides full or partial fee…

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Version Tracking – PLOS Participates in the CrossMark Program From CrossRef

PLOS is pleased to announce an enhancement to its articles, which will now connect users to any future changes to the article – from improvements in data accessibility to corrections,…

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PLOS’ New Data Policy: Part Two

The past couple of weeks have led to an extraordinary outpouring of discussions on open data and its place in scientific publishing. We are grateful to everyone who took the…

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PLOS Data Policy FAQ

PLOS is a nonprofit Open Access publisher, innovator and advocacy organization with a mission to lead a transformation in research communication—making it better, faster and more effective. PLOS achieves this…

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