This new policy from RCUK is designed to help make publicly funded research easily available to all who might benefit from it – a principle held by PLOS since its inception.
All PLOS journals are 100% compliant with the RCUK's strongly preferred "Gold Open Access" standard. Choose to publish in one of our leading journals to ensure you comply with the policy.
Publishing with PLOS means that your article is immediately and freely available online, to anyone in the world who wants to read it. The cost of reviewing, editing and publishing is covered by an Article Processing Charge (APC). The good news for RCUK-funded researchers is that a grant has been made available to cover these costs, so in most cases your institution will pay.
Choose PLOS ONE for fast and efficient publication of technically sound research from all areas of science and medicine.
Choose PLOS Biology or PLOS Medicine for highly influential original research findings to be brought to the attention of the broadest possible audience of clinicians, scientists, policy-makers and educators.
Choose one of the PLOS Community Journals — PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases or PLOS Pathogens — for significant original research with a specialized biomedical focus.
|PLOS ONE||Research in all areas of scientific and clinical research||Rapid publication for technically sound research, independent of subjective judgments of significance||✓|
|PLOS Biology||All areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including at the interface of fields such as chemistry, medicine and mathematics||Highly influential original research and commentary for a broad audience||✓|
|PLOS Medicine||Environmental, clinical, social, political and biological determinants of global health||Highly influential original research and commentary for a broad audience||✓|
|PLOS Computational Biology||Computational methods as applied to living systems at all scales, including molecular science, neuroscience, physiology and population biology||Significant original research and commentary for specialized audiences||✓|
|PLOS Genetics||All areas of biology that are informed by the techniques of genetics and genomics||Significant original research and commentary for specialized audiences||✓|
|PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases||Scientific, medical and public health aspects of neglected tropical diseases||Significant original research and commentary for specialized audiences||✓|
|PLOS Pathogens||Bacteria, fungi, parasites, prions and viruses and how they interact with their hosts||Significant original research and commentary for specialized audiences||✓|
✓ Rigorous and efficient peer review by leading experts enhances your final published article.
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