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Watch this video featuring Editor-in-Chief Lian Pin Koh as he describes the values, planned impact and future of PLOS Sustainability and Transformation.
What are the key values of the journal?
LPK: We believe in Open Science practices that facilitate trust, transparency, and discoverability of research that has a lasting impact on the sustainability of our environment, our economy, and the societies around the world who depend on it. This is in our Mission Statement, and the framework for how we work and expand our reach. We prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion in everything we do, from how we put together the editorial board, to our scope and vision for the journal.
How will PLOS Sustainability and Transformation serve the scientific community?
LPK: The journal’s biggest goal is to bridge the communities of scientists and researchers with policy experts and policy makers. We want this journal to be a starting point for catalytic change, and will seek out diversity in our authors, editors, and readership: diversity across fields of research, geography, and career stage. This is a journal by and for the community, so we want everyone’s voice to have a place here. We welcome discussion and debate with our community members. Our collective goal is sustainable solutions, and we’re looking forward to building this platform together with the community.
What does the future have in store for PLOS Sustainability and Transformation?
LPK: In both our publications and in our daily work, we want to be in direct conversation with thought leaders in the field of sustainability. We intend to publish radical, impactful research. Sustainable solutions to the problems in our world are being studied and written every day — we want to be the home of that research. We’re excited to use everything at our disposal to amplify diverse voices and make real change happen.
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