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List of Papers (Total 2,793)

Pragmatic Trials for Noncommunicable Diseases: Relieving Constraints

In this month's editorial, PLOS Medicine Editorial Board member Anushka Patel and Ruth Webster discuss how applying rules for drug efficacy trials can impede pragmatic trials of interventions for noncommunicable diseases.

The Future of Diabetes Prevention: A Call for Papers

PLOS Medicine editors and guest editors announce a call for papers for submissions for a special issue on diabetes prevention.

Sharing Clinical Trial Data: A Proposal from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors

In a joint publication across 14 member journals, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) proposes to require sharing of deidentified individual patient data underlying published clinical trials.

Progress in Medicine: Experts Take Stock

In the year-end editorial, the PLOS Medicine editors ask 11 researchers and clinicians about the most relevant challenges, promising research, and important initiatives in their fields as we head into 2016.

From Checklists to Tools: Lowering the Barrier to Better Research Reporting

The PLOS Medicine Editors reflect on the future of research reporting checklists.

Transparency in Reporting Observational Studies: Reflections after a Year

The PLOS Medicine Editors take stock of changes in the reporting of observational studies following our new transparency guidelines from August 2014.

Value of Information: A Tool to Improve Research Prioritization and Reduce Waste

In a Guest Editorial, Cosetta Minelli and Gianluca Baio explain how VOI analysis can prioritize research projects by identifying uncertainty in existing knowledge and then estimating expected benefits from reducing that uncertainty.

Point-of-Care Information in Open Access: A Time to Sow?

The PLOS Medicine Editors support expanding the global benefits of clinical point-of-care information through open access and note challenges that may arise along the way.

Noncommunicable Diseases: A Globalization of Disparity?

Peter Hotez and Larry Peiperl argue that the world’s poorest people may take on a disproportionate burden of noncommunicable diseases, even as their home countries gain in economic power.

Inequitable and Ineffective: Exclusion of Mental Health from the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Alex Tsai and Mark Tomlinson argue for a place for mental health on the post-2015 development agenda.

The Tobacco Endgame: Is It Possible?

Reflecting on World No Tobacco Day 2015, Tom Novotny assesses the tobacco control landscape and considers how a tobacco endgame could be a reality.

Bringing Access to the Full Spectrum of Cancer Research: A Call for Papers

The PLOS Medicine editors issue a call for papers for translational and clinical cancer research papers with strong potential to advance patient care, public policy, or clinical research agendas.

Testing and Treating the Missing Millions with Tuberculosis

In a Guest Editorial on World TB Day, Madhukar Pai and Puneet Dewan identify programmatic and policy changes needed to end TB by 2035.

A Stronger Post-Publication Culture Is Needed for Better Science

Hilda Bastian considers post-publication commenting and the cultural changes that are needed to better capture this intellectual effort. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary

(How) Can We Reduce Violence Against Women by 50% over the Next 30 Years?

In this month's editorial, PLOS Medicine Editorial Board member Rachel Jewkes identifies challenges that the violence prevention research community faces in substantially reducing violence against women and girls over the next 30 years. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary

The PLOS “Monitoring Universal Health Coverage” Collection: Managing Expectations

The PLOS Medicine editors introduce the PLOS Collection on Monitoring Universal Health Coverage and discuss the challenges ahead in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating UHC. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary

Observational Studies: Getting Clear about Transparency

The PLOS Medicine Editors endorse four measures to ensure transparency in the analysis and reporting of observational studies. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary

Blue Marble Health: A Call for Papers

In this month's editorial, Peter J. Hotez, Co-Editor-in-Chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and Larry Peiperl, Chief Editor of PLOS Medicine, call for papers on “Blue Marble Health”: research on health problems that affect poorer people irrespective of the overall economic strength of the countries in which they live. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary

Health Care in Danger: Deliberate Attacks on Health Care during Armed Conflict

The PLOS Medicine editors discuss the escalating problem of deliberate attacks on health care during armed conflict and support the importance of research on practical approaches to preventing such attacks, as well as studies that more broadly evaluate interventions to improve health care in conflict settings. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary

The Role of Open Access in Reducing Waste in Medical Research

In a guest editorial, Paul Glasziou discusses waste in medical research and how this can be ameliorated through improving post-publication access. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary

What We Know and What We Don't Know About Preventing Stroke

Consulting Editor Druin Burch and the PLOS Medicine Editors discuss implications of research by Bos and colleagues, which finds that a high proportion of strokes in a European cohort are not attributable to known risk factors. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary

and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: A Committed Relationship

The PLOS Medicine editors discuss the importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene and confirm PLOS Medicine's commitment to continuing to publish WASH-related research. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary

Data Access for the Open Access Literature: PLOS's Data Policy

The new PLOS Data Policy will require all submitting authors to include a data availability statement as of March 1, 2014. Read more about what this means and see the policy itself in this cross-PLOS Editorial from Theo Bloom and colleagues. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary

Will Be Ten: A Call for Papers on the Health of Pre-adolescent Children

The PLOS Medicine editors issue a call for papers on the health needs of pre-adolescent children (5- to 10-year-olds) in the build up to PLOS Medicine's ten year anniversary later this year and explain why they want to highlight this neglected group of children. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary