A significant amount of research published in PLOS journals aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Through our commitment to Open Access…
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.
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
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PLOS Sustainability and Transformation: Scope | Learn More
PLOS Water: Scope | Learn More
*mentions sourced from Altmetric.