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.
PLOS Medicine editors and guest editors announce a call for papers for submissions for a special issue on diabetes prevention.
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.
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.
The PLOS Medicine Editors reflect on the future of research reporting checklists.
The PLOS Medicine Editors take stock of changes in the reporting of observational studies following our new transparency guidelines from August 2014.
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.
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.
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.
Alex Tsai and Mark Tomlinson argue for a place for mental health on the post-2015 development agenda.
Reflecting on World No Tobacco Day 2015, Tom Novotny assesses the tobacco control landscape and considers how a tobacco endgame could be a reality.
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.
In a Guest Editorial on World TB Day, Madhukar Pai and Puneet Dewan identify programmatic and policy changes needed to end TB by 2035.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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