PLoS at ISMB 2010

As an official journal of the International Society for Computational Biology, we are pleased to announce that PLoS Computational Biology will be attending the ISMB 2010 conference, in Boston, Massachusetts, July 11–13. This year, PLoS will be involved in two sessions:

PLoS Computational Biology editors Philip E. Bourne and Barbara Bryant will lead a workshop on Where and How to Get Published on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 10:45 a.m.–12:40 p.m. Building on successful sessions in previous years, the workshop brings together scientists with a range of experience. To begin, Philip E. Bourne will lead a practical, interactive session on the core principles of writing papers and successfully navigating the occasionally murky waters of publication. In the second part, experienced authors and editors will be joined by young scientists in sharing their unique perspectives on the key issues surrounding publication. While primarily aimed at ISMB attendees who are in the early stages of their publishing career, the workshop will also be enjoyable and useful to more seasoned scientists.

Theodora Bloom, PLoS Biology’s Chief Editor, will be participating in the perennially popular session on The Future of Scientific Publishing (Monday, July 12, 2:30 p.m.–4:25 p.m.). ISMB is an ideal venue for authors, readers, and publishers to come together in what is sure to be an illuminating and fruitful discussion.

Make sure you drop by Booth 10 to meet PLoS Computational Biology staff members Rosemary Dickin and Cecy Marden, who will be on hand to answer your questions about the journal, ISMB sessions, and open access.

We know you love our T-shirts, and we’re pleased to announce that this year’s design has been specially created by Kifayathullah Liakath Ali from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Free T-shirts will be available (in a variety of colors), but stocks are limited, so come around early to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to meeting you.

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