(5 January 2017) The world’s largest open access journal got a little smaller in 2016.
Last year, publication output in PLOS ONE dropped by more than six-thousand research papers, from 28,106 in 2015 to 22,054 in 2016–a decline of about 22%. Since its peak in 2013, the journal has shrunk by 30%. Article output in other PLOS journals has remained largely unchanged.
The journal’s shrinkage is attributed to a reduction in manuscript submissions, explained Joerg Heber, PLOS ONE‘s newly instated Editor-in-Chief in a recent blog post celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the journal.
The Scholarly Kitchen has the article.