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PLOS (Public Library of Science)

PLOS (Public Library of Science)


Founded2000
2003 (public operations)
FounderPatrick O. Brown and Michael Eisen
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationLevi's Plaza
San Francisco, California
Key peopleAlison Mudditt
(CEO)
Publication typesAcademic journals
Nonfiction topicsScience


PLOS
 (for Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit open-access science, technology and medicine publisher, innovator and advocacy organization with a library of open-access journals and other scientific literature under an open-content license. It launched its first journal, PLOS Biology, in October 2003 and publishes seven journals, as of October 2015. The organization is based in San FranciscoCalifornia, and has a European editorial office in Cambridge, England. The publications are primarily funded by payments from the authors.

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Publications

TitleInceptionISSN
PLOS Biology2003-10-01ISSN 1544-9173
PLOS Medicine2004-10-01ISSN 1549-1676
PLOS Computational Biology2005-05-01ISSN 1553-7374
PLOS Genetics2005-06-01ISSN 1553-7404
PLOS Pathogens2005-09-01ISSN 1549-1676
PLOS Clinical Trials
(later merged into PLOS ONE)
2006-04-01ISSN 1555-5887
PLOS ONE2006-12-01ISSN 1932-6203
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases2007-10-01ISSN 1935-2735
PLOS Hub for Clinical Trials2007-09-01
PLOS Currents2009-08-01ISSN 2157-3999
PLOS Climate2021ISSN 2767-3200
PLOS Digital Health2021ISSN 2767-3170
PLOS Global Public Health2021ISSN 2767-3375
PLOS Sustainability and Transformation2021ISSN 2767-3197
PLOS Water2021ISSN 2767-3219



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