Biology & Life Sciences


GLBIO 2017

A collection of research papers from the 12th Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference (GLBIO) 2017, organized by the GLBIO Consortium.


Leishmaniasis research papers from the call for papers made by the WorldLeish-6 Scientific Committee, in partnership with PLOS Collections.

Editor's Picks: Autophagy

Associate Editor, Adya Misra showcases research highlighting the importance of autophagy in cancer and neurodegenerative disease as well various modulators of this process.

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Medicine & Health Sciences


malERA Refresh

An updated research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication

Trafficking, Exploitation and Health

This collection offers evidence and expert commentary to urge health professionals to treat trafficking as a global health determinant.

Fortification Assessment

This collection highlights fortification coverage results from a series of surveys across diverse countries in Africa and Asia using the Fortification Assessment Coverage Toolkit (FACT).

Research Analysis & Science Policy


Open Data

This collection highlights the broad scope of research, guidelines, and commentaries about data sharing, data practices, and data policies.

PLOS NTDs: 10th Anniversary Collection

The articles in this collection reflect on significant lessons and successes in the field over the past decade since the journal launched.

10th Anniversary Collections

Join us as PLOS ONE celebrates its 10th Anniversary through a variety of curated collections.

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Computer & Information Sciences


Network Approaches & Applications in Biology

This Focus Feature addresses some of the most exciting current opportunities and challenges in the field of Network Biology.

PLOS Computational Biology: Methods

The Methods Section was launched in 2013 and has given computational method development a dedicated space in the journal.

Open Source Toolkit: Hardware

This Collection gathers together research and web resources for “Open Labware” designs as part of an Open Source Toolkit.

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Earth & Environmental Sciences


Ocean Acidification Impacts on a Pelagic Ecosystem

Results from a long-term mesocosm experiment conducted in the Gullmar Fjord at the west coast of Sweden.

Measuring Forest Conservation Effectiveness

A series of studies that evaluate the effectiveness of tropical forest conservation policies and programs

Participatory Monitoring for Forest, Climate & REDD+

This collection investigates factors determining the viabilty of local people’s particpation in forest management & conservation.

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Physics, Chemistry & Materials Science



In this collection we present a variety of PLOS articles highlighting the vast scope and importance of biomaterial research today.


This collection showcases articles published in PLOS journals on nanomaterials, featuring the fabrication and application of nanosized materials and structures.

Chemical Tools & Probes

PLOS ONE Associate Editor Carla Pegoraro highlights research on chemical probes, including in vivo and in vitro imaging, drug discovery, protein functions and cellular processes.

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