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. Their goals are to:
- Open the doors to the world's library of scientific knowledge by giving any scientist, physician, patient, or student, anywhere in the world, unlimited access to the latest scientific research.
- Facilitate research, informed medical practice, and education by making it possible to freely search the full text of every published article to locate specific ideas, methods, experimental results, and observations.
- Enable scientists, librarians, publishers, and entrepreneurs to develop innovative ways to explore and use the world's treasury of scientific ideas and discoveries.