The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) was launched on April 6th, 2017. Over the course of about 6 months, the initiative has made a large fraction of the citation data that link all scholarship
0000-0002-2557-6204What if, just for one day, we all took some time to focus and think about Open Data? March 4th, 2017 is a day to do just that—to promote awareness and use of Open Data.
Scientists stuck on the grant-seeking treadmill may find comfort in the results of a recent report from the National Science Foundation. Eighty-five percent of Americans agreed in a 2014 survey that advancing the “frontiers of
Double bill on citation metrics: A new alternative to the Impact Factor plus a handy guide to citation normalization
On Monday, PLOS Biology published two articles on citation metric-based evaluation of published research. In the first, a Meta-Research Article (a new article type we launched earlier this year), a group from the NIH’s
Scientific research, often portrayed as the acme of human rigorous thought, is actually an activity that’s grown rather organically over the centuries from Aristotle, via Bacon, to an endeavour that now involves millions of people
New Charges of Climate Skeptic’s Undisclosed Ties to Energy Industry Highlight Journals’ Role as Gatekeeper
In theory, it shouldn’t matter where authors of scientific papers get their research funding, a longtime journal editor once told me. Papers should be judged on their own merits, not based on who funded the scientists
by PLOS Biology, PLOS Genetics and PLOS Computational Biology Publication is the end of one journey, but the beginning of another (longer) one, where the ideas and the underlying data that shaped them take on
In PLOS Biology this week, you can read about the sequence of the centipede genome, alternative publication metrics, how we pay attention to our sense of touch, and the information bandwidth of human neurons.
In PLOS Biology this week, you can read about access to research data, regulation of cell asymmetry and septum formation in Caulobacter, and unfolding and refolding RNA. Access to Data – The Publishers’ Role A
Ten years ago this month, PLOS ventured into the world of scientific publishing by launching its flagship journal, PLOS Biology. When Harold Varmus, Pat Brown, and Michael Eisen founded PLOS in 2000, they did so