PLOS ONE published its first papers ten years ago. Since that time they have honored their mission to be an open, public venue for all rigorous scientific research from every discipline. The journal that promotes open science and access to the peer-reviewed literature for all has published more than 165,000 articles in its first decade. This interesting topic came to us from the Public Library of Science (PLOS) blog in their post, “Ten Years of Advancing Science as ONE.”

Recently, PLOS ONE has made it known they will continue their mission to facilitate and drive open science, but making scientific papers open to read, to utilize them and to distribute them is only one facet of the scientific process. Opening this process further promises significant advances and opportunities to play their role in addressing the challenges science and society are facing.

Melody K. Smith

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