Why Publish in PLoS ONE?
Important updates (July 8th, 2008:
- Wikipedia on peer review --- an excellent article, an example of wikipedia quality, and interesting anyway!
- Science's Editor in Chief and "Friends" Discuss Peer Review and Journal Impact.
- Nobel laureate Sulston argues for open medicine
Widely disseminated and cited results—with no access restrictions!
Results published FAST
PLoS ONE couples efficient and objective peer review with a streamlined electronic production workflow.
Technically based publication decisions
Too often a journal's decision to publish a paper is dominated by
subjective criteria, which can be frustrating and delay the publication
of your work. PLoS ONE will publish all papers that are
judged to be rigorous and technically sound. Judgments about the
importance of any particular paper are then made after publication.
Start of a conversation
Papers published in PLoS ONE will be available for commenting and debate by the readers, making every paper the start of a scientific conversation.
Most conventional journals publish papers from tightly defined
subject areas, making it more difficult for readers from other
disciplines to read them. PLoS ONE has no such barriers, which helps your research reach the entire scientific community.
PLoS ONE Editorial and Publishing Policies
- Relationship to Other PLoS Journals
- Publication Charges
- Copyright and License Policies
- Reviewer and Editor Exclusions
- Sharing of Materials, Method, and Data
- Reporting Guidelines for Specific Study Designs
- Human and Animal Research
- Author Status
- Submission of Related Manuscripts
- Competing Interests
- Scientific and Editorial Misconduct
- Blogs, Wikis, Embargoes and the Media
PLoS ONE Guidelines for Reviewers
If you have been invited to review a manuscript, please use the online manuscript submission system.
- About PLoS ONE
- Criteria for Publication
- Overview of the Editorial Process
- Reviewer Selection
- Writing the Review
- Other Questions for Consideration
- Timely Review
- Editing Reviewers' Reports
- Competing Interests
- Feedback to Reviewers
- Sharing Reviews with Other PLoS Journals
- Publication of Reviewer Comments Alongside the Final Published Paper