You may have noticed some visual changes to PLOS. Given our
growth, it was necessary to provide our well-known logo with a long overdue
refresh. We’ve simplified the “globe”, made it scaleable and modernized
the typeface of our logo—small changes that make it easier for people to read
and provide options for use in a variety of settings (both on and offline),
today and in the future.
We have previously organized our journals according to subject
areas (Medicine, Biology, and Interdisciplinary, i.e., PLOS ONE) and
are now are taking the opportunity to give distinctive accent colors to each of
these. Furthermore, we are capitalizing “PLOS” to address
community feedback regarding the difficulty with consistent pronunciation and
writing our organization’s name. We will continue to put the name
“PLOS” on everything that we do to show our presence and consistency
as a nonprofit organization founded on the aim to build a “public library of
Thank you for supporting PLOS and our mission to transform research communication.