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PLOS ONE, originally PLoS ONE, has been published by the Public Library of Science since 2006 and features reports of primary research from all disciplines within science and medicine. By not excluding papers on the basis of subject area, PLOS ONE facilitates the discovery of the connections between papers whether within or between disciplines. It is peer reviewed and they have an open access policy[1][2][3]

Open data access policy[edit | edit source]

PLOS ONE has been an open data journal since March 3, 2014.

Statement on Data Availability[edit | edit source]

The data policy was implemented on March 3, 2014. Any paper submitted before that date will not have a data availability statement. However for all manuscripts submitted or published before this date, data must be available upon reasonable request.[4]

PLOS ONE articles are now published under a Creative Commons By Attribution license, the most recent being the CC-BY-4.0 Creative Commons By Attribution 4.0 International license.[5]

PACE trial[edit | edit source]

The paper Adaptive Pacing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Graded Exercise, and Specialist Medical Care for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis[6] based on the PACE trial was published by PLOS ONE on August 1, 2012, and data, although requested by 5 Professors, has not been released.[7]

James Coyne is an open critic of the PACE trial who wrote for PLOS Blogs at the time of the PACE publication in PLOS ONE.[8] Professor Coyne stated in a tweet:

"@PLOSBlogs forces me to blog elsewhere about #PACE because of threats from @RichardHorton1."[9]

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