Investing for Open Science and Accelerated Communication| 2016 Financial overview | PLOS
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The transition to Open Access that PLOS, together with others, has led for more than a decade continues to drive growth in the overall market share of Open Access publishing. Fully Open Access articles, those published under a CC BY license and the license of choice for PLOS, enjoyed the greatest rate of increase in 2016 compared to other CC licenses, in line with the goals of PLOS. The success of Open Access and increased competition in the publishing landscape brings inherent challenges for PLOS, including decreased submission and publication volumes, revenue and expenses.