PLOS (The Public Library of Science) is a non profit publisher and advocacy organization on a mission to lead a transformation in research communication. From its start, PLOS has engaged in debate about science and medicine.
Two Types of PLOS BLOGS
1) PLOS staff-written and edited blogs
Beginning with the launch of the organization’s main blog, plos.org, now known as The Official PLOS Blog, back in 2006, PLOS quickly realized how informal communication can catch PLOS authors and readers’ attention and help share and explain important scientific ideas. PLOS ONE then launched their journal blog, EveryONE in March 2009. Two months later, the editors of PLOS Medicine started Speaking of Medicine to interact with those interested in global health, now including the PLOS NTDs and PLOS Pathogens communities. In 2012, PLOS Biology created a staff written and edited blog which now also reflects the interests of followers of PLOS Genetics and PLOS Computational Biology, titled PLOS Biologue. In 2013, the PLOS Product and Development staff created PLOS Tech as a blog to engage interested community members in such topics as Article Level Metrics, and other software and hardware subject areas.
2. Independent blogs hosted by PLOS
There are currently sixteen independent blogs hosted by PLOS on its PLOS Blogs Network. Here, you’ll find a mix of science journalists and researchers tackling diverse issues in science and medicine. The shared mission of these contributors is to promote greater understanding of breakthrough science for a variety of reader types, including policy makers, the academic science community, researchers, medical and mental health practitioners, journalists and the general public.