Support the launch of PLoS Clinical Trials

June 22, 2006

Dear Colleague,

As an advocate for the Public Library of Science (PLoS), I hope you will be delighted to hear that our newest open access journal—PLoS Clinical Trials—has now launched and is freely available to all at

PLoS Clinical Trials will peer-review and publish the results of randomized clinical trials from all areas of medicine and public health. The journal will improve the reporting and availability of trial results by considering all randomized trials for publication irrespective of the outcome of the study. As with all PLoS journals, authors keep the copyright to their work, enabling the widest possible redistribution and reuse of content.

Take a look at some of the articles published so far in the journal:

Smith R, Roberts I
Patient Safety Requires a New Way to Publish Clinical Trials

Korn D, Ehringhaus S
Principles for Strengthening the Integrity of Clinical Research

Bukirwa H, Yeka A, Kamya MR, Talisuna A, Banek K, et al,
Artemisinin Combination Therapies for Treatment of Uncomplicated Malaria in Uganda

Your involvement is crucial in helping to maintain the momentum of our launch. Here’s what you can do:

  • If you are a clinical researcher, consider submitting your own work to PLoS Clinical Trials
  • Stay up to date by signing up for e-mail Alerts
  • Forward this e-mail to colleagues, with a personal note: all PLoS Clinical Trials papers are free to everyone

I welcome your questions and comments, so please do not hesitate to contact me directly at Thank you for your continuing support of Open Access.


Emma Veitch, PhD
Publications Manager, PLoS Clinical Trials