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When you choose to publish with PLOS, your research makes an impact. Make your work accessible to all, without restrictions, and accelerate scientific discovery with options like preprints and published peer review that make your work more Open.

Funder Compliance

When you publish with any PLOS journal, your article automatically checks all the boxes for Open Access funder requirements so you never have to worry about eligibility


All PLOS journals have been fully Open Access from the very beginning. When you publish with PLOS, your work is immediately available for anyone in the world to access and reuse without restrictions. Free to read, free to share, and free to reuse. By providing immediate and unrestricted access to the latest research, we can accelerate discovery and create a more equitable system of knowledge that is open to all. 

Many funders now encourage authors to make their work OA, and set aside financial resources to ensure the cost of publishing doesn’t become a barrier to the free and unrestricted access to knowledge. As more and more publishers begin to offer OA options, finding out whether or not your article will meet Open Access funder requirements can leave some researchers feeling confused.  Luckily, PLOS journals check all the boxes for major OA funders, so you never have to worry if your article is eligible.


PLOS articles meet all the requirements for funders including:

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