PLOS and DNDi: A Decade of Open Access and NTD R&D

This collection showcases some of the most important papers published on research and development of drugs for neglected tropical diseases

Abstract

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is a collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development organisation that is developing new treatments for neglected diseases. The UK Department for International Development is a donor.

In 2013, PLOS and DNDi (Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative) celebrate their 10th Anniversaries: a decade of Open Access publishing and a decade of research and development for drugs for neglected diseases. During the last 10 years, PLOS journals have published numerous articles on this topic, many of which were authored by DNDi researchers.

This Collection showcases some of the most important papers published on Research and Development of drugs for neglected tropical diseases over the last decade – including papers from PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and PLOS ONE – and show the myriad aspects of the work of DNDi and PLOS, from advocacy, innovation, drug research and distribution and, particularly, the importance of publishing such content in Open Access journals.

Citation

Anon. PLOS and DNDi: A Decade of Open Access and NTD Research and Development. PLOS Medicine Collection (2013)

PLOS and DNDi: A Decade of Open Access and NTD R&D

Published 1 January 2013