The Community Page is a forum for organizations and societies to highlight their efforts to enhance the dissemination and value of scientific knowledge.
The Education Series features noteworthy, innovative open-education programs to enhance understanding of biology.
Essays articulate a specific perspective on a topic of broad interest to scientists.
Formal Comments are critiques of specific published articles.
The Historical and Philosophical Perspectives series provides professional historians and philosophers of science with a forum to reflect on topical issues in contemporary biology.
Journal Club is a forum for postdoctoral scientists and graduate students to discuss an important paper in the context of their own scientific interests.
The Perspective section provides experts with a forum to comment on topical or controversial issues of broad interest.
Primers provide a concise introduction into an important aspect of biology highlighted by a current PLOS Biology research article.
Selected PLOS Biology research articles are accompanied by a synopsis written for a general audience to provide non-experts with insight into the significance of the published work.
Unsolved Mysteries discuss a topic of biological importance that is poorly understood and in need of research attention.