Launch of PLoS Clinical Trials

May 24, 2006

Dear Colleague,

I hope you are pleased to learn that PLoS Clinical Trials, the newest journal from the Public Library of Science, has now launched and is available to all at The journal is devoted to peer-reviewing and publishing reports of randomized trials in all areas of medicine and public health. As an open-access journal, all content is freely available to all, worldwide, to read, download, copy, distribute, and reuse, provided the authors and original source are credited.

Highlighted below is a selection of articles from the launch. Click on the links to be taken directly to the full-text:

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

Smith and Roberts
Patient Safety Requires a New Way to Publish Clinical Trials

PLoS Clinical Trials has timed its launch to coincide with International Clinical Trials Day, and its events in Brussels. PLoS Clinical Trials shares the goal with International Clinical Trials Day of increasing awareness of clinical trials, ultimately leading to improved clinical practice.

E-mail Alerts

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

Call for Papers

Support our goal of improving the reporting and availability of trial results by submitting your work to PLoS Clinical Trials. Submissions are welcomed in all areas of healthcare.

Please return to to take a look at newly published research articles, editorials, essays and perspectives.


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.