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The research we publish is multidisciplinary and, often, interdisciplinary. PLOS ONE accepts research in over two hundred subject areas across science, engineering, medicine, and the related social sciences and humanities. We evaluate submitted manuscripts on the basis of methodological rigor and high ethical standards, regardless of perceived novelty. 


PLOS One Publication Fees
PLOS employs several business models to support equitable Open Access. A full list of our publication fees,



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What PLOS stands for?
What does PLOS stand for? The Public Library of Science (PLOS) was founded in 2001 as a nonprofit organization to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

What is the impact factor of PLOS ONE?
3.24 (2020)


How is PLOS One journal?
PLOS ONE is a fully peer-reviewed journal with a rigorous multi-stage editorial screening and assessment process.

Is Plosone open access?
PLOS is a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.


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PLOS One Editorial Board

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  • Mohd Nadhir Ab Wahab
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Journal Impact and Article Metrics
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