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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Publishing Initiatives at PLOS: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

(Cross-posted from Helen Atkins’ post on the Official PLOS Blog) In January 2015, we wrote about exciting developments at PLOS specifically designed to improve the author and community experience.   The…

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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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PLOS statement on peer review manipulation

Biomed Central recently uncovered attempts to deceive editors and undermine the peer review process of papers at several of their journals (see their original statement and update). The reviewers suggested…

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PLOS Clarifies its Publication Fee Assistance Policy

PLOS would like to clarify the policy by which authors can apply for fee assistance in the form of a partial or full fee waiver. Authors who are unable to…

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Rich Citations: Open Data about the Network of Research

Just as the static PDF is no longer sufficient to best represent scientific research outcomes that extend beyond the article, the static reference list at the end of a scholarly…

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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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