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New Release of HowOpenIsIt? Guide Addresses Nuances of Open Access Policies

Welcome to OA week, a celebration of Open Access principles and progress around the world. To kick-off the week PLOS, SPARC, and OASPA are pleased to announce an updated version of…

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PLOS appoints new Chief Editors of PLOS Biology

PLOS is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Ferguson and Dr. Emma Ganley have been appointed as joint Chief Editors to PLOS Biology, effective October 13. Both are based in the…

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PLOS Medicine Celebrates 10 Years

This week PLOS Medicine celebrates the 10th anniversary of its first issue. PLOS has chosen eight articles and one collection that highlight the breadth and influence of PLOS Medicine, from publishing ethics to public health…

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PLOS Progress Update Available

Dedicated to leading a transformation in scientific research communication since its inception, PLOS presents its annual summary of activities in the 2013-2014 Progress Update that include: Increasing operational capacity to support…

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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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