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Find and Read Articles

PLOS publishes a suite of peer-reviewed Open Access journals that feature quality research, expert commentary, and critical analysis across all scientific disciplines.

Use these tools from PLOS to find and choose the articles you want to read:
Or explore news and commentary from the PLOS community in your areas of interest:
  • PLOS Collections
    Research and perspectives on focused topics from PLOS journals and the PLOS Blogs Network

  • PLOS Blogs
    Diverse perspectives on science, science communication, and policy—from researchers, journalists, and PLOS staff

New Articles by Email

Journal Alerts

PLOS articles publish daily and roll up into monthly issues. To receive a regular email alert with a list of articles published in each issue, sign up at the bottom of any journal homepage.

We recommend signing up for email alerts using the same address associated with your PLOS account to manage email delivery preferences. Find out how to sign up.

Choose how often to receive alerts and manage subscriptions from your PLOS account.

  1. Sign in to your account, then click the Profile button at the top of the page. 
  2. Navigate to the Alerts tab.
  3. Under Journal Alerts, check the boxes to choose weekly or monthly delivery.

To receive news from PLOS about initiatives and conference attendance, check off the PLOS Updates box, or sign up now.

Search alerts

Set up a search alert to be notified when new PLOS articles are published relevant to a personalized search. To start, create or sign in to your PLOS account. Read more about PLOS accounts.

Click the link underneath the search box to navigate to the advanced search page.

Customize the search criteria by subject, article type, author, or a variety of other fields. Choose any combination of PLOS journals. 

Once you have a satisfactory set of results, select a delivery method at the top of the page. PLOS offers two delivery methods for these notices: email and RSS feed. Read more about PLOS RSS feeds.

To receive new articles by email, click the search alert button. Name the search, choose the email frequency, and click Save.


Unsubscribe from email alerts in your PLOS account. Sign in to your account from the top of any journal page, and click the Profile button.

Journal alerts
Navigate to Alerts > Journal Alerts. ​Uncheck the box to unsubscribe from a specific mailing list.

Saved search alerts
Navigate to Alerts > Search Alerts. Click X to stop receiving the alert.

New Articles by RSS

PLOS RSS feeds are regular updates with article titles and abstracts, collected in your browser or a feed reader. Use the feeds if you do not want alerts delivered by email but do want to know when new articles are published or added to a saved search. Find out how to create a search alert feed.

RSS feeds are available by clicking the RSS icon on each journal home page. Use any feed reader to collect and read the article list.

Subscribe to feeds from the Official PLOS Blog and others in the PLOS Blogs Network.

Browse by Subject Area

Each PLOS article offers a list of subject area tags based on its subject matter. Click on any term to view other PLOS articles that use the same tag.

Sign Up for a PLOS Account

Sign up for a free PLOS account to manage email alerts and post comments on articles.

Create an account

Click create account at the top of any PLOS journal page to sign up.

After you fill in the form, you’ll receive an email to verify your account and complete registration.

Customize and edit your account

Sign in by clicking the button in the upper right corner from any PLOS journal page.

Click the Profile button at the top of the page to edit your account details, including personal information, email address, password, and email subscriptions.

The first time you sign in to your account, create a profile with a username and basic identifying information. Your username is attached to all comments that you post on PLOS web sites.