Transforming Research Communication



Rich citations make references work the way they should, providing a diverse set of information about how and where two pieces of research are connected.



Open Evaluation gives scientists a new way to provide valuable, structured feedback on articles they've read.
We've distilled the evaluation process into a few key feedback areas, including scientific merit, clarity, and the importance of the findings.


PLOS Labs is an internal innovation group that identifies transformational, high-impact ideas that have the potential of providing tangible benefits to the research community. We design, develop, prototype, and test new products and make recommendations on which ideas to implement.

Jonathan Dugan

Director of Labs

Elizabeth Seiver

PHD, Researcher

Adam Becker

PHD, Researcher

Chris Holdgraf


Erik Hetzner

Software Engineer

Shima Khaki

UX Designer & Design Researcher



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