PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE

Open For Discovery

aka PLOS   |   San Francisco, CA   |  www.plos.org

Mission

Openness Inspires Innovation

It's the way we think science and publishing should be.

PLOS was founded in 2001 as a nonprofit Open Access publisher, innovator and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

Ruling year info

2002

CEO

Alison Mudditt

Main address

1160 Battery Street Suite 225

San Francisco, CA 94111 USA

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EIN

68-0492065

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (W05)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Open Access Publishing

PLOS ONE, PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and PLOS Pathogens

Population(s) Served

Advocates for open science, open data and open access

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

27 Must-Follow Feeds in the World (PLOS Blogs) 2015

"Wired" Magazine

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 12/6/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Alastair Adam

FlatWorld

Michael Carroll

American University Washington College of Law

Robin Lovell-Badge

The Francis Crick Institute

Jenny Machida

IMB Development Corporation

Alison Mudditt

Public Library of Science

Meredith Niles

University of Vermont

Suresh Bhat

Hewlett Foundation

Victoria Coleman

Atlas AI

Keith Yamamoto

UC San Francisco

Simine Vazire

UC Davis

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No