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PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit open access science, technology, and medicine publisher. It is also an innovator and advocacy organization with a library of open access journals and other scientific literature under an open content license.

TypePrivate
Founded2003
HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Websiteplos.org
Employee Ratings3
Overall CultureB

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)461(+2%)
Revenue (FY, 2017)$38.3 M(+5%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at PLOS

Alison Mudditt

Alison Mudditt

Chief Executive Officer, Director
Emily Chenette

Emily Chenette

Editor-In-Chief
Bekah Darksmith

Bekah Darksmith

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Todor Grigorov

Todor Grigorov

Chief Financial Officer
Veronique Kiermer

Veronique Kiermer

Chief Scientific Officer
Niamh O'Connor

Niamh O'Connor

Chief Publishing Officer
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PLOS Office Locations

PLOS has offices in San Francisco and Cambridgeshire
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
1160 Battery Street Koshland Building East, Suite 225
Cambridgeshire, GB
Carlyle House Carlyle Rd
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PLOS Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2003
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PLOS Revenue

PLOS's revenue was reported to be $38.31 m in FY, 2017 which is a 4.2% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (FY, 2017)

38.3m

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %

4.2%

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

912.8k
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

36.8m38.3m

Revenue growth, %

4%
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

1.3m912.8k

Accounts Receivable

1.9m1.7m

Prepaid Expenses

775.3k996.3k

Current Assets

4.0m3.6m
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017

Depreciation and Amortization

936.4k601.5k

Accounts Payable

200.5k(430.8k)

Cash From Operating Activities

(472.9k)(2.9m)

Purchases of PP&E

(140.0k)(840.1k)
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PLOS Operating Metrics

PLOS's Unique Visitors was reported to be 2.1 m in Y, 2016.
Y, 2014Y, 2016

Article Downloaded Monthly

1.9 m2 m

Articles Published

135 k270 k

Unique Visitors

2.1 m2.1 m

Editors

6.9 k7 k
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PLOS Revenue Breakdown

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PLOS revenue breakdown by business segment: 100.0% from Program revenue and 0.0% from Other

PLOS Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

79/100

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PLOS Online and Social Media Presence

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PLOS Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    73/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    80/100

  • Compensation

    B

    73/100

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PLOS News and Updates

Stellate Therapeutics Publishes Positive Results in PLOS ONE on Neuroprotective Properties of Lead Candidate STL-101

Stellate Therapeutics Publishes Positive Results in PLOS ONE on Neuroprotective Properties of Lead Candidate STL-101

Sci-Engi-Medco Solutions Inc. Announces PLOS Publication of a Novel Mechanism of Action for Its AAAPT Technology Expanding the Therapeutic Index of Difficult to Treat Cancers

ST. CHARLES, Mo., March 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On this Triple Negative Breast Cancer awareness day, Sci-Engi-Medco Solutions Inc. (SEMCO), a private cancer drug discovery and development company that explores its proprietary small molecule targeted anticancer agent tumor sensitizing...

PLOS Blogs

How the Tabby Got Its Stripes

In 1902’s Just So Stories, Rudyard Kipling famously explained how the leopard got his spots in what would today be deemed an… The post How the Tabby Got Its Stripes appeared first on DNA Science.

The Human Evolution Research Institute: Challenging traditional narratives and fostering a new generation of black women in the palaeosciences

The Human Evolution Research Institute (HERI) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is changing the field of human evolution, by creating a more diverse and inclusive group of researchers. With funding from UCT… The post The Human Evolution Research Institute: Challenging traditional narratives and f…

Ninth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication — call for abstracts

Author: Veronique Kiermer, Chief Scientific Officer, PLOS Calling your attention to the call for abstracts for the ninth Peer Review Congress published… The post Ninth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication — call for abstracts appeared first on The Official PLOS Blog.

Identity in Peer Review: Looking Forward, Looking Back

This post is written by PLOS’ Editorial Director Suzanne Farley Peer Review Week didn’t exist when I got my start in STM… The post Identity in Peer Review: Looking Forward, Looking Back appeared first on The Official PLOS Blog.

New COVID Vaccines and More: A Perusal of ClinicalTrials.gov

The pandemic has upended many practices, among them peer review of technical medical and scientific articles. Lax Peer Review + Social Media… The post New COVID Vaccines and More: A Perusal of ClinicalTrials.gov appeared first on DNA Science.

Wellcome Trust awards PLOS a grant to test ways to increase sharing and discovery of research data

Author: Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, PLOS’ Director of Open Research PLOS has been awarded a grant from the Wellcome Trust’s 2021 Open Research Fund… The post Wellcome Trust awards PLOS a grant to test ways to increase sharing and discovery of research data appeared first on The Official PLOS Blog.
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PLOS Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was PLOS founded?

    PLOS was founded in 2003.

  • Who are PLOS key executives?

    PLOS's key executives are Alison Mudditt, Emily Chenette and Bekah Darksmith.

  • How many employees does PLOS have?

    PLOS has 461 employees.

  • What is PLOS revenue?

    Latest PLOS annual revenue is $38.3 m.

  • What is PLOS revenue per employee?

    Latest PLOS revenue per employee is $83.1 k.

  • Who are PLOS competitors?

    Competitors of PLOS include Center for Open Science, edX and Taylor & Francis.

  • Where is PLOS headquarters?

    PLOS headquarters is located at 1160 Battery Street Koshland Building East, Suite 225, San Francisco.

  • Where are PLOS offices?

    PLOS has offices in San Francisco and Cambridgeshire.

  • How many offices does PLOS have?

    PLOS has 2 offices.