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PLOS ONE features reports of original research from all disciplines within science and medicine. By not excluding papers on the basis of subject area, PLOS ONE facilitates the discovery of the connections between papers whether within or between disciplines.


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Time to immediate reject Not Provided
Publication speed Very slow
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Total time to publication Not Provided
Time from submission to acceptance 26 weeks
Time from acceptance to online 4 weeks


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There is a publication charge of US$1350 for accepted articles. Also, complete or partial fee waivers can be obtained for authors who do not have funds to cover the fees. Fees may be reduced or waived for manuscripts submitted from Low and Lower Middle Income Countries (details at

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Publisher PLOS (Public Library of Science)
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eISSN 1932-6203
SNIP 1.092
Acceptance rate 69%
Publication Frequency Not provided
Publication Languages
  • English
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