New Articles in PLoS Clinical Trials - Preview from our May launch

May 3, 2006

I am delighted to announce that PLoS Clinical Trials, the newest journal from the Public Library of Science, is due to launch in May of this year. As an open-access journal, it will be available to all at You can access now, for free, articles we have published in advance of the launch:

Korn and Ehringhaus
Principles for Strengthening the Integrity of Clinical Research

de Craen et al.
Randomised Controlled Trial of Unsolicited Occupational Therapy in Community-Dwelling Elderly People: The LOTIS Trial

Content Alerts

Join many thousands of your colleagues and receive regular updates of articles published in PLoS Clinical Trials by registering for Content Alerts. While PLoS Clinical Trials is multidisciplinary, articles in your specialty will be found quickly through powerful, easy-to-use linking and searching tools.

Call for Papers

I hope that you will support our goal of improving the reporting and availability of trial results, by submitting your work to PLoS Clinical Trials.

Benefits of publishing in PLoS Clinical Trials

  • Open access: you get the widest global audience for your work
  • You retain copyright
  • All randomized trials are considered, irrespective of scope and outcome
  • Fast response to pre-submission inquiries
  • Fast, rigorous peer review by statisticians and specialist clinicians
  • Fast online publication
  • All articles listed in PubMed and cross-linked to trial registry records
  • All articles permanently archived in PubMed Central

Submissions are welcomed in cardiology, gastroenterology, hematology-oncology, surgery, and all other fields of healthcare. Publication is not dependent on the results of your trial. Interim and follow-up analyses are welcomed, as well as confirmatory and "negative" results.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.


Emma Veitch, Ph.D.
Publications Manager, PLoS Clinical Trials

About PLoS
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource. PLoS launched PLoS Biology in 2003 (Impact Factor 13.9) and PLoS Medicine in 2004, establishing new high-quality, high-profile journals that provide scientists and physicians the opportunity to publish their most important work and make the full contents of that work freely available to anyone to read or distribute.