Journals

The Public Library of Science (PLOS) is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization founded to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

PLOS publishes a suite of influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine: PLOS ONE, PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Pathogens and PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Articles are rigorously reported, peer-reviewed and immediately available, free of restrictions, promoting the widest readership and impact – more than 11.6 million article views and 1.9 million downloads monthly.

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To expedite review, PLOS encourages authors to consider the scope of its journals before submission as each journal is editorially independent and varies in criteria for publication.

Which PLOS Journal is the Best Fit for Your Research?


PLOS ONE
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The world’s first multidisciplinary Open Access journal, PLOS ONE accepts scientifically rigorous research, regardless of novelty. PLOS ONE’s broad scope provides a platform to publish primary research including interdisciplinary and replication studies as well as negative results. The journal’s publication criteria are based on high ethical standards and the rigor of the methodology and conclusions reported.
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PLOS Biology
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With a readership that encompasses the scientific community as well as educators, policy makers and members of the public, PLOS Biology publishes articles of exceptional significance, originality and relevance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including work at the interface of other disciplines, such as chemistry, medicine, physics and mathematics.
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PLOS Medicine
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An influential venue for research and commentary on the major challenges to human health worldwide, PLOS Medicine publishes articles of general interest on biomedical, environmental, social and political determinants of health. The journal emphasizes work that advances clinical practice, health policy or pathophysiological understanding to benefit health in a variety of settings.
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PLOS Computational Biology
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By making connections through the application of computational methods among disparate areas of biology, PLOS Computational Biology provides substantial new insight into living systems at all scales, from the nano to the macro, and across multiple disciplines, from molecular science, neuroscience and physiology to ecology and population biology.
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PLOS Genetics
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By publishing outstanding original contributions in all areas of biology, PLOS Genetics reflects the full breadth, interdisciplinary nature and impact of genetics and genomics research on science and medicine. The journal’s emphasis is on studies of broad interest that provide significant insight into a biological process or processes.
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PLOS Pathogens
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Reflecting the full breadth of research on bacteria, fungi, parasites, prions and viruses, PLOS Pathogens publishes outstanding original research and commentary that significantly advance the understanding of pathogens and how they interact with their host organisms.
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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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The first journal solely devoted to the world’s most neglected tropical diseases, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases publishes leading research and commentary on all scientific, medical, political and public health aspects of these forgotten diseases affecting the world’s most neglected people.
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