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 Plos One

ABOUT Plos One

PLOS ONE is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication. PLOS ONE welcomes reports on primary research from any scientific discipline. It provides:
  • Open-access—freely accessible online, authors retain copyright
  • Fast publication times
  • Peer review by expert, practicing researchers
  • Post-publication tools to indicate quality and impact
  • Community-based dialogue on articles
  • Worldwide media coverage

PLOS ONE is an inclusive journal community working together to advance science for the benefit of society, now and in the future. Founded with the aim of accelerating the pace of scientific advancement and demonstrating its value, we believe all rigorous science needs to be published and discoverable, widely disseminated and freely accessible to all.

The research we publish is multidisciplinary and, often, interdisciplinary. PLOS ONE accepts research in over two hundred subject areas across science, engineering, medicine, and the related social sciences and humanities. We evaluate submitted manuscripts on the basis of methodological rigor and high ethical standards, regardless of perceived novelty. Read more about our publication criteria.

Under the editorial oversight of Editor-in-Chief Joerg Heber, our in-house staff editors partner with an international board of Academic Editors to thoroughly review each submission.


MedicineBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular BiologyAgricultural and Biological Sciences

Short title PLOS One
Publication period 2006 to present
ISSN 1932-6203

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