PLOS is a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.
Every country. Every career stage. Every area of science. Hundreds of thousands of researchers choose PLOS to share and discuss their work.
Together, we collaborate to make science, and the process of publishing science, fair, equitable, and accessible for the whole community.
Leading a Transformation in Science Communication.
To advance research faster, share more broadly, and increase collaboration
To transform science through inclusivity, choice, credit, and transparency
To assess and communicate the full arc of research more fairly and accurately
To build a foundation of knowledge from which we all advance
PLOS launches as a nonprofit with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.
The first International Open Access Week, co-founded by PLOS, SPARC and Students for Free Culture to promote Open Access globally, addresses themes ranging from Open for Collaboration, Generation Open and Redefining Impact.
PLOS Blogs Network launches as a platform for news and community discussion from all fields of science and scholarly communication.
PLOS Article-Level Metrics available for each and every published article, giving authors the opportunity to track their unique research impact across multiple channels in real time.
Published Peer Review History gives authors and reviewers more options to increase the transparency of the publication process by making decision letters and review comments available for published manuscripts.
Reviewers opt-in to receive automatic credit for their reviews and add more nuance to their scholarly profiles through ORCID.