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Plan S is changing the scientific publishing landscape.

PLOS ONE can help you be part of the change.

cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funders, is taking a bold stance to advance open science. Plan S requires that, from 2020, all scientific publications that result from research funded by public grants must be published in compliant Open Access journals or platforms.

Have you been funded by a cOAlition S funder? Find out on their website here.

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checkmark Publish your research in a 100% Plan S compliant journal.
checkmark Be confident that researchers and readers in all relevant fields of study will be able to find your article.
checkmark Ensure your work is evaluated fairly in a peer-reviewed journal.
checkmark Empower others to build on your results by sharing your research data.
checkmark Find a home for all your methodologically rigorous research, including protocols, experimental methods and negative results
checkmark Post a preprint on bioRxiv, opening work for colleagues to read, cite, and discuss during peer review prior to formal publication.
checkmark Take Open further with published peer review options for authors.

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