December 20 is not only the anniversary of the first screening of Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), and of the Louisiana Purchase (1803), but it’s also PLoS ONE’s third birthday: we launched on December 20, 2006, with our first 105 articles (plus the sandbox article). Why not help us celebrate by visiting the new PLoS Online Store and ordering a t-shirt or hoodie from our range of official merchandise?
To commemorate our birthday, we’ve selected ten papers published in our inaugural release on December 20, all of which highlight some of the usage data made available on all PLoS papers earlier this year as part of our article-level metrics programme. This is how they have performed in the various metrics over the past three years:
A Virtual Reprise of the Stanley Milgram Obedience Experiments
Mel Slater, Angus Antley, Adam Davison, David Swapp, Christoph Guger, et al.
The Evolution of Mammalian Gene Families
Jeffery P. Demuth, Tijl De Bie, Jason E. Stajich, Nello Cristianini, Matthew W. Hahn
Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Mediated Functional Tooth Regeneration in Swine
Wataru Sonoyama, Yi Liu, Dianji Fang, Takayoshi Yamaza, Byoung-Moo Seo, et al.
Taxonomic Reliability of DNA Sequences in Public Sequence Databases: A Fungal Perspective
R. Henrik Nilsson, Martin Ryberg, Erik Kristiansson, Kessy Abarenkov, Karl-Henrik Larsson, Urmas Kõljalg
Sexual Selection and the Evolution of Brain Size in Primates
Michael A. Schillaci
Perceptual Learning of Motion Leads to Faster Flicker Perception
Aaron R. Seitz, Jose E. Nanez, Sr., Steve R. Holloway, Takeo Watanabe
A Systems Biology Strategy Reveals Biological Pathways and Plasma Biomarker Candidates for Potentially Toxic Statin-Induced Changes in Muscle
Reijo Laaksonen, Mikko Katajamaa, Hannu Päivä, Marko Sysi-Aho, Lilli Saarinen, et al.
Multilocus Sequence Typing Breathes Life into a Microbial Metagenome
Eshwar Mahenthiralingam, Adam Baldwin, Pavel Drevinek, Elke Vanlaere, Peter Vandamme, et al.
Depauperate Avifauna in Plantations Compared to Forests and Exurban Areas
David G. Haskell, Jonathan P. Evans, Neil W. Pelkey