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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.


Environmental science at PLOS: your publishing options, explained

Some of the most pressing issues faced by the planet are connected to the environment around us, whether that’s thinking about water resources and sustainability or action to combat climate change. Choosing open access at PLOS adds your voice to a discussion that spans disciplines and continents.

Contribute to discussions which underpin the future of our planet

In 2022, we shared research from over 395 authors and received over 5,181 mentions worldwide*.

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Plan S & funder compliance

As more and more publishers begin to offer Open Access options, finding out whether or not your article will meet funder requirements can leave some researchers feeling confused. PLOS journals check all the boxes for major Open Access funders, so you never have to worry if your article is eligible. 

PLOS meets or exceeds all Plan S requirements and recommendations. That won’t change as cOAlition S moves forward with the next phase of Plan S implementation

Publication scope 

Our environmental science journals facilitate conversations and empower decision makers to enact positive change that benefits the planet. We publish work across the fields of sustainability, water resources, and climate to help accelerate progress in topics that impact the world we live in. 

Learn more about journal scopes here. 

Benefits of publishing with PLOS

All PLOS journals have been fully Open Access from the very beginning. 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. 

  • Tell the full story of your science through your research questions, protocols, data, and even negative outcomes to build a foundation for replicable research.
  • Broad visibility and openness helps researchers, funders, and policymakers discover your research.
  • From preprints to published peer review history, you can customize your experience to share your work earlier and add context.
  • Track your contributions automatically through CRediT and ORCID, and use article-level metrics to demonstrate the impact of your work.

Our Environmental Science journals

Want to know more about our environmental science journals, and how they can help your work become more discoverable? 

PLOS Climate: Scope | Learn More

PLOS Sustainability and Transformation: Scope | Learn More

PLOS Water: Scope | Learn More

*mentions sourced from Altmetric.

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