Biology & Life Sciences



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


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.

Credit: Jon Sullivan

Medicine & Health Sciences


Up For A Challenge – Stimulating Innovation in Breast Cancer Genetic Epidemiology

Winning articles from the NCI’s competition appear in this collection.

Neglected Populations: Decreasing Inequalities & Improving Measurement in Maternal Health

In this latest collection, attention is drawn to issues of inequality.

The Prevention, Diagnosis & Treatment of STIs 

This WHO collection focuses on global policy and systems aiming to achieve control of STIs and mitigation of their adverse effects on health.

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.

Credit: Michael Coghlan

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


Responding to Climate Change​

Climate research focussed on mitigating and adapting to the effects of the changing climate.

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 mangement & conservation.

Credit: Paul Bica