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Key New Species Discoveries of 2014

While there’s no denying the ongoing global extinction of animals, microbes and plants, the discovery of new species provides critical information into the puzzle of earth’s biodiversity and evolutionary history….

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To the Extensive Review Community: Thank You!

In 2014, PLOS published more than 33,000 articles; each one required participation from at least one of the 90,000+ contributors involved in the peer review process across the PLOS suite…

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UK Researchers Consider PLOS Publications Among Their Best

Data published in the UK’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) demonstrate that UK scientists are not only publishing in Open Access journals, but regard their PLOS articles among their best…

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Global Open Access Momentum

PLOS is pleased to update the scientific community on three recent developments in Open Access publishing. The United States The U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology passed an…

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Data Access for the Open Access Literature: PLOS’s Data Policy


Data are any and all of the digital materials that are collected and analyzed in the pursuit of scientific advances. In line with Open Access to research articles themselves, PLOS…

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PLOS Welcomes CC v4.0 Licenses


PLOS has been using the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license for almost 10 years as the default for the research that it publishes. On November 25, 2013, Creative Commons…

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PLOS Celebrates Milestone


PLOS is pleased to announce the publication of its 100,000th article, an achievement that represents the efforts of authors, editors, reviewers and staff from more than 200 countries. In the 10…

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The three award recipients for the Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP)  were announced today in Washington, DC at the Open Access Week kickoff event hosted by the Scholarly Publishing and…

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PLOS Announces Finalists For The Accelerating Science Award Program

PLOS is pleased to announce the six finalists for the Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP).  The program recognizes the use of scientific research, published through Open Access, that has led to…

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PLOS announces its 2012-2013 Progress Update

Celebrating its tenth anniversary as an Open Access publisher since the launch of PLOS Biology in 2003, PLOS is pleased to share its Progress Update 2012-2013. “The founding vision of PLOS has…

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