The Public Library of Science, PLoS, is a non-profit, open access publisher that produces a suite of journals dedicated to providing free, accessible scholarship to scientists in a variety of fields. PLoS Collections aggregates content from across the PLoS journals in order to, “provide structured access to papers of interest in the PLoS corpus and demonstrate innovative approaches to the assessment, organization and reuse of research, data and commentary.”
PLoS Collections are divided into Archive Collections, which curate content on particular topics in science and science publishing, and Special Collections, which collate new papers on a topic proposed by a group and arranged by the PLoS team. The PressForward plugin is used to aggregated the material published in PLoS journals and on the PLoS blog network, which is then organized into collections organized across five categories: Biology and Life Sciences, Computer and Information Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, and Research Analysis and Science Policy. Collections can be proposed by users and contributors, increasing the accessibility of PLoS to the audience it intends to serve.