Public Library of Science

Public Library of Science

PLOS is a nonprofit publisher of open-access journals in science, technology, and medicine and other scientific literature, under an open-content license. It was founded in 2000 and launched its first journal, PLOS Biology, in October 2003. Derived from Wikipedia licensed CC-BY-SA.

Open Access statistics for Public Library of Science, United States, covering academic research published from 2000 to 2023. Read More.


Open Access Percentage

89%


Total
Publications

523


Total Open
Publications

467


Total
Citations

12K


Open Access
Percentage

89%


Total
Publications

523


Total Open
Publications

467


Total
Citations

12K

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Breakdown

15% 66% 8% 11%

Publisher Open

15%

Both

66%

Other Platform Open

8%

Closed

11%

Percentage of Open Access over time

0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023

Publisher Open

Both

Other Platform Open

Closed

Volume of Open Access over time

020406080100120140160180Total Publications
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023

Open

Closed

Publisher Open

54%OA Journal

OA Journal 54%

231

Hybrid 35%

148

No Guarantees 11%

48

Other Platform Open

Domain 85%

331

Institution 32%

125

Public 24%

94

Preprint 7%

28

Other Internet 7%

28

Other Platform Locations

Name

Platform Type

Publications

PubMed Central
Domain
321
Europe PMC
Domain
204
Semantic Scholar
Public
91
Radboud University - Radboud Repository
Institution
52
DANS - Data Archiving and Networked Services - NARCIS - National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System
Institution
44
University of Cambridge - Apollo
Institution
26
University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh Research Explorer
Institution
21
RePEc: Research Papers in Economics - RePEc
Preprint
21
University Library Bern - BORIS - Bern Open Repository and Information System
Institution
18
University College London - UCL Discovery
Institution
15
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Data updated 14 March 2024

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