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Medicine and healthcare research at PLOS: Your publishing options, explained

Work of global societal importance deserves a global platform. We make medical and healthcare research accessible to read without fees, limits or delays.  From the greatest advances in well-known challenges to discoveries in emerging topics, there’s a home for a broad range of medical and healthcare research at PLOS.

Improving access to medicine and healthcare research

In 2022, we shared research from over 6,916 authors in 99 countries, and received over 47,100 mentions worldwide*.

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Plan S & funder compliance

As more and more publishers begin to offer Open Access options, finding out whether or not your article will meet funder requirements can leave some researchers feeling confused. PLOS journals check all the boxes for major Open Access funders, so you never have to worry if your article is eligible. 

PLOS meets or exceeds all Plan S requirements and recommendations. That won’t change as cOAlition S moves forward with the next phase of Plan S implementation

Publication scope 

All of our medicine and healthcare journals aim to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing, creating a positive and profound effect on human health the world over. 

PLOS Medicine publishes work that uncovers, explains, improves, and advances our understanding of the most important topics that face our society today, collaborating to surface research from all subject areas that have a profound effect on health and healthcare globally. 

Our portfolio also publishes research specializing in the management and treatment of neglected diseases, forms a home for global public health research without barriers, and brings digital health research to a global community. Learn more. 

Benefits of publishing with PLOS

All PLOS journals have been fully Open Access from the very beginning. By providing immediate and unrestricted access to the latest research, we can accelerate discovery and create a more equitable system of knowledge that is open to all. 

  • Tell the full story of your science through your research questions, protocols, data, and even negative outcomes to build a foundation for replicable research.
  • Broad visibility and openness helps researchers, funders, and policymakers discover your research.
  • From preprints to published peer review history, you can customize your experience to share your work earlier and add context.
  • Track your contributions automatically through CRediT and ORCID and use article-level metrics to demonstrate the impact of your work.

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