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
The PLOS Biology magazine section features perspectives, essays, unsolved mysteries, community pages, and other pieces written by thought-leaders and rising stars from all walks of biology and beyond. These articles put forward new ideas, propose
On the 24th of July, 2014 PLOS Genetics published an article entitled: “8.2% of the Human Genome Is Constrained: Variation in Rates of Turnover across Functional Element Classes in the Human Lineage”. Two weeks later
The H-index – a small number with a big impact. First introduced by Jorge E. Hirsh in 2005, it is a relatively simple way to calculate and measure the impact of a scientist (Hirsch, 2005).