PLoS will be attending Neuroscience 2010 in San Diego, November 13-17. Come and visit us at Booth 216 in the Publisher’s Row area.
Meet editorial team members from PLoS Biology and PLoS ONE who will be on hand to answer questions about publishing your work with PLoS, open access, and our innovative article-level metrics program (which provides usage data, citation data, and social media indicators on every PLoS article), as well as to give away PLoS goodies including new PLoS ONE t-shirts (in limited quantities), open access buttons, and pens.
We will also be demonstrating our newest websites:
- PLoS Blogs is a new network of science blogs that includes (among its stable of 13 bloggers) Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah Blum and the recent editor-in-chief of Scientific American, John Rennie. The network launched in September 2010, and on launch day hosted a world exclusive interview with Oliver Sacks. Among the blogs it currently hosts are Neurotribes and Neuroanthropology.
- PLoS Hubs: Biodiversity launched in October 2010. PLoS Hubs make use of expert curators to aggregate open-access content around a single topic and to host the content in a single location, along with a suite of commenting, sharing and filtering tools. PLoS Hubs demonstrate the advantages that are created when content is made available for widespread re-use via a Creative Commons open access license.
- PLoS Currents represent the next step in our efforts to accelerate the publication of scientific research. There are now three PLoS Currents (Huntington Disease, Influenza, and Evidence on Genomic Tests) and in each case researchers are able to submit material for rapid evaluation and online publication (within as little as 24 hours from acceptance to publication). Once published, the material is archived in PubMed Central, is assigned a PMID, and becomes part of the scientific record. The hope is that this method of rapid open-access publication will be ideal for researchers who want to disseminate their research as widely and quickly as possible.
Together with our seven journals, these products represent the next steps towards showing what can be achieved with science communication in the 21st century. We look forward to showcasing them and seeing you at this year’s Neuroscience 2010!