Join the Editorial Board
Are you a scientist looking to contribute your expertise and give back to the scientific community? If you believe that rigorous research deserves to be published, regardless of outcome or perceived impact, you might be a perfect fit for the PLOS ONE Editorial Board.
Our volunteer Academic Editors oversee the peer review process from beginning to end, taking responsibility for conducting an initial assessment based on the PLOS ONE publication criteria, finding and securing reviewers, evaluating their feedback, making editorial decisions, and communicating decisions to authors. Academic Editors play an active role in the community, and are highly engaged as representatives of PLOS ONE. Further details about the Academic Editor role and responsibilities can be found here.
PLOS welcomes volunteers to the Editorial Board who support our mission, values, and commitment to providing a high-quality experience for our authors.
Editorial Board Criteria
Academic Editors for PLOS ONE...
- are active, funded researchers who are either Principal Investigators or who have an equivalent experience level
- have a strong publication record of 20 or more peer-reviewed articles, varies by discipline
- are afilliated with an academic, governmental, or relevant non-profit institution
- have enough room in their professional schedule to accomodate handling one or two manuscripts per month as a new Editor
If you are interested in serving as an Academic Editor, please complete this short form. The PLOS Editorial Board Services team will be in touch as soon as we are able.