The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit organization of scientists working to make the world's scientific and medical literature freely accessible to scientists and members of the public. The PLoS core principles include: open access, excellence, scientific integrity, breadth, cooperation, financial fairness, community engagement, internationalism, and science as a public resource.
PLoS publishes several peer-reviewed journals, which are available online and include: PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Pathogens,.and PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Additionally, PLoS offers a post-publication tool for comments and discussion at PLoS ONE. To read more about the Public Library of Science, visit the PLoS web site.
Dr. Kasturi Haldar is Editor in Chief of PLoS Pathogens.
PLoS Pathogens publishes original articles in microbiology, including research on the bacteria, fungi, parasites, prions and viruses, which underlie many of the world's diseases and inflict tremendous suffering and economic instability. The journal's coverage of microbes and their interactions with host organisms includes topics such as:
"...adaptive and innate immune defenses as well as pathogen countermeasures, emerging pathogens, evolution, genomics and gene regulation, model host organisms, pathogen-cell biology, pathogenesis, prions, proteomics and signal transduction, rational vaccine design, structural biology, and virulence factors." (PLoS Pathogens website)
PLoS Pathogens implements the Core Principles to support the international scientific and medical community dedicated to cooperative knowledge sharing, which furthers the development of treatments and disease countermeasures.
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