Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. All PLoS activities are guided by core principles.
ANYONE AT UT GETS A 40% DISCOUNT ON THE COSTS TO PUBLISH IN PLoS JOURNALS. UT IS AN INSTITUTIONAL MEMBER OF PLoS. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE THE MEMBERS’ PAGE
A list of articles by faculty at UT who have published in PLoS is available.
Harold Varmus, former head of NIH, is one of the three co-founders of PLoS. Richard Smith, former editor, British Medical Journal, is on the board of directors. An editorial by Richard Smith, titled “Give it to me straight, doc: Why shouldn’t the public have access to to medical research? They’re paying for it.” was published in the The Guardian on June 30th, 2006.