PLOS ONE is calling for papers that promote the principles and values of open science to form a Collection in quantum computation and simulation. Contributions must be submitted by 08 June 2018. We are proud to have Fabio Sciarrino (Università di Roma La Sapienza) as the Collection’s Guest Editor. He will be supported by Academic Editor Peter Wittek (University of Toronto) and Academic Editor Emanuele dalla Torre (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan). We also thank Section Editor Jacob Biamonte for his support.
Quantum computation and simulation have seen enormous progress in the past few years. Leaps in number and quality of experimentally available qubits, innovations in quantum software and an increasing versatility in simulating quantum matter and quantum systems nourish the expectation that soon quantum computers and simulators will be able to solve practically relevant problems. Given the rapid developments and commercial interest, it is more important than ever to share results and data on quantum computation and simulations openly with the scientific community and the public.
The journal PLOS ONE is published by the Public Library of Science (PLOS), a non-profit Open Access publisher and advocacy organization founded in 2001. We are an interdisciplinary journal publishing papers in all scientific disciplines. At PLOS ONE, submissions are selected for scientific rigor rather than perceived impact. To promote openness and transparency in research, we mandate for all data underlying the results of each paper to be made openly available upon publication.