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Why Publish with PLOS ONE

We Emphasize Quality and Authors' Needs

  • Fair, rigorous peer review
  • PLOS ONE is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high quality research. Submissions are considered on the basis of scientific validity and technical quality, not perceived impact. See our Publication Criteria for more information.
  • Prestigious editorial board
  • All research is assessed by your peers—more than 3500 of them—who serve on our international and multidisciplinary editorial board. Their role at PLOS ONE ensures the journal's scientific integrity.
  • Authors retain copyright
  • The CC-BY license used by PLOS ensures that you retain the copyright over your work while giving the world access to download, print, distribute, read, and use your article with proper attribution.
  • Flexible formatting
  • You have the freedom to present your research as you want, without limits on manuscript length or number of figures.

We Maximize and Measure Your Article's Reach

We Remove Boundaries to Publishing

  • Helpful and accessible staff
  • We pride ourselves on our helpful and responsive service. Over 85% of PLOS ONE authors report that they are "very" or "extremely" satisfied with their experience publishing with us.
  • Publication fee assistance
  • PLOS reduces pricing barriers to publishing. In September 2012, we instituted our Global Participation Initiative (GPI), by which authors in group one countries are not charged a fee, and those in group two countries are charged $500, rather than the standard cost of $1350. In all cases, decisions to publish are based solely on editorial criteria.
  • Broad scope
  • PLOS ONE publishes articles in more than 50 diverse scientific fields and facilitates publication of research in underrepresented disciplines, interconnections between fields, and interdisciplinary exploration.

And Don't Forget, We're Open Access

Everyone can freely access and download all PLOS ONE articles without paying subscription fees, pay-per-view charges, or any other restrictions. Publishing open access makes it easier for others to access your research, and it may also help you comply with your funder's policies regarding open access publication and indexing/archiving.

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