The PLoS ONE team is pleased to report that a leading library journal, The Charleston Advisor, has given our publication a “4 and three-quarter stars out of 5” rating in a review that appears in the January 2010 edition (Volume 11, Number 3, January 2010 , pp. 42-46, and reproduced here with permission).
The author of the review, Betty Ladner, Associate University Librarian at UNC Charlotte, described PLoS ONE as having a “thorough peer-review process and excellent board”.
In the review, Ladner describes the merits of our cutting-edge user functionality, including our article level metrics. She also makes mention of this blog site, our ALPSP Award for Innovation, and our engagement with various social media tools. She praises our user interface saying that the “tabbed interface is attractive, easy to navigate, and content-rich” and calls out our search functionality as being “excellent” with “standard features such as single search box as well as advanced searching capability”.
PLoS ONE values the support of the librarian community and is delighted to receive such a positive review from this trusted journal.