Aperta Help

PLOS designed Aperta™ with researchers in mind. Submission tasks are easy to complete with minimum time demands. Reviewers and Editors can work more efficiently, bringing research online faster.

Refer to the guides below to navigate Aperta.

Getting Started in Aperta

Introduction to workspaces and features

Quickstart (PDF)

View Complete Documentation

For Authors

Submit your manuscript, respond to journal requests, and prepare a revision

Author Quickstart (PDF)

View Complete Documentation

For Reviewers

Create your account, access your assignments, and submit your review

Reviewer Quickstart (PDF)

View Complete Documentation

For Academic Editors

Handle invitations, assess submissions, and provide feedback

Academic Editor Quickstart (PDF)

View Complete Documentation