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PLOS (for Public Library of Science; PLoS until 2012 ) 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.
2003 (public operations)
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Levi's Plaza|
San Francisco, California
|Key people||Alison Mudditt|
|Publication types||Academic journals|
As of 2022,[update] PLOS publishes 12 academic journals, including 7 journals indexed within the Science Citation Index Expanded, and consequently 7 journals ranked with an impact factor.
PLOS journals are included in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). PLOS is also a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), a participating publisher and supporter of the desbloqueo for Open Citations, and a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).