Matt graduated in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford, then obtained an MSc from Downing College, Cambridge, where he worked with David Lomas and David Gubb on a fruit fly model of antitrypsin deficiency and first became aware of the open access movement due to Michael Ashburner’s enthusiastic advocacy. He moved to London to join BioMed Central in 2003 as an assistant editor with the BMC-series journals. He became Senior Editor, helped to launch three journals, and acquired an interest in publication ethics and peer review, to add to his personal interests in indie music and films and green politics. Matt is excited to be working with PLoS ONE at the forefront of open access publishing.
The current top three most viewed papers in PLOS ONE all address human body weight, and all three present results that may contradict existing beliefs or seem counter-intuitive.