Health Literacy

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Plain Language Summaries, promoting health literacy

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Plain Language Summary

A PLS communicates the significance of scientific research evidence to a broad audience, including patients and professionals in nearby disciplines, in jargon-free and clear language. PLS can describe clinical trials and other original research, review articles, case reports, and congress abstracts, among other scientific publications.  

If you are interested in writing a Plain Language Summary but not sure where to start, check out our guide here.

Pharmaceutical and biotech companies who form the Open Pharma collaboration, have announced the ever-pressing need for plain language summaries in peer-reviewed medical journal publications. Published in Current Medical Research & Opinion, Open Pharma’s recommendations come as an aim to make the medical publishing model “more open” and a “more accessible and inclusive environment.

Explore a range of leading research that includes a PLS;


Publishing open access increases the visibility and readership of your research, helping you make an impact beyond your field.
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Expert Review of Clinical Immunology

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COVID-19 vaccines and thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome

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Postgraduate Medicine

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A brief guide to pustular psoriasis for primary care providers

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Human Vaccines & Immunotherapuetics

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Brand-specific enhanced safety surveillance of GSK's Fluarix Tetra seasonal influenza vaccine in England: 2017/2018 Season

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Current Medical Research and Opinion

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Newly diagnosed iron deficiency anemia and subsequent autoimmune disease: a matched cohort study in Taiwain

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