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When you choose to publish with PLOS, your research makes an impact. Make your work accessible to all, without restrictions, and accelerate scientific discovery with options like preprints and published peer review that make your work more Open.

Discover fascinating topics and keep up-to-date with PLOS Collections


PLOS Collections help you discover topics that fascinate you and keep you up-to-date with the latest research in your community. Covering a connected body of work and evaluated by leading experts in their respective fields, our collections make it easier to delve deeper into specific research topics from across the breadth of the PLOS portfolio. PLOS Collections are always fully Open Access so you can discover, share, and reuse without restrictions.


We asked, authors answered.

Built by and for researchers actively working in the field, these collections are open for active submissions to surface the latest research in emerging topics and explore important issues. Leading experts in the field partner with PLOS as Guest Editors to design the scope of these collections and provide critical expertise during assessment.

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A dedicated forum to address critical topics within a discipline.

Special Issues at our journals provide a dedicated forum to address critical topics within a discipline. Led by expert Guest Editors, special issues bring together original research and commentary that raise broad awareness and accelerate progress in these areas.


By joining forces we make trusted research open to all.

We team up with organizations such as the WHO, CDC, and Department of Health and Human Services to share the outcomes of a collaborative research project or expand a body of work with flexible, open science options. Together, we make trusted research Open to all.


High-caliber research from across the range of our journals, curated to showcase work in a specific discipline.

Our internal editorial staff are selecting articles to provide a comprehensive body of work in an important subject that matters to our communities.

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