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PLOS Publication Costs Update

Open Access scientific publishing makes scholarship available globally and relieves scholarly institutions from the overwhelming burden of commercial subscription fees. Because of this proven success, institutions, funders, foundations and government…

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2014-2015 PLOS Progress Update Available

Each year PLOS releases a Progress Update, an annual overview of innovations, activities and journal highlights that provide insight into how the organization is moving scientific communication and discovery forward….

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Announcing the PLOS Early Career Travel Award Recipients

Experience in presenting research findings and participating in the scientific dialogue are important aspects to the professional development of researchers early in their careers. In support of their growth as…

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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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