Article: PLOS launches new journals to help address society’s greatest issues

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PLOS launches new journals to help address society’s greatest issues

PLOS today announced that it will launch five new peer-reviewed Open Access journals in 2021, all with an emphasis on directly addressing the most pressing health and environmental issues facing society today. Our approach is to co-create – with researchers at the forefront of these issues – inclusive outlets to address ongoing challenges.

Even though Open Access is now widely adopted, and Open Science is advancing, current frameworks exclude many voices and communities. Our next phase of work is more than just enabling someone to read or share an article, it’s about building a framework for equitable participation and distribution of knowledge.

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Article: PLOS and Iowa State University announce APC-free Open Access publishing agreement

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PLOS and Iowa State University announce APC-free Open Access publishing agreement

Iowa State University Library and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) today announced a three-year Open Access agreement that allows researchers to publish in PLOS’ suite of journals without incurring Article Processing Charges (APCs). This partnership brings together two organizations that believe researchers should be able to access content freely and make their work available publicly, regardless of their access to grant funds.

“We are thrilled to continue our support for Open Access publishing with PLOS under this new agreement,” said Curtis Brundy, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and Collections at Iowa State University. “Preserving and growing the diversity of scholarly publishers has never been more important, and this agreement reaffirms our commitment to seeing that pure Open Access publishers like PLOS thrive.”

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