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Publishing option: PLoS Public Library of Science

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.

There are a number of ways to stay connected to news and journals of the PLoS.

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.

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