Now in its eighth year, Open Access Week provides an opportunity to celebrate progress and bring additional awareness to help make Open Access – the founding principle of PLOS – the new norm in scholarship and research globally.
Join the conversation during PLOS Science Wednesday on redditscience – a weekly Ask Me Anything (AMA) with PLOS authors; October 21 features Robert Kaplan and John Ioannidis on how more comprehensive reporting in scientific research can improve study replication, statistical methods and scientific standards
Engage with The PLOS BLOGS Network for Talking About Drug Prices and Access to Medicines, a series with PLOS Medicine addressing the recent public uproar over the 5000% price hike of a 40 year-old medicine with a round robin on misaligned incentives around drug R&D efforts and the related unavailability of necessary medicines to people around the world.
Understand the potential for the new NIH Biosketch to change the way scientists are evaluated, with comments from Bruce Alberts on this and Rescuing Biomedical Research, a collaboration among leading scientists including PLOS co-founder Harold Varmus, to ensure the success of biomedical science trainees
Catch the debut of PLOScast, a podcast focused on science, academia and the future of scholarship
Learn about PLOS collaborations with Microsoft to enable individuals to curate personal collections through Docs.com and with IBM Watson to improve decision making for those at the forefront of clinical care, biomedical research and policy development
For those of you at UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday October 20, hear from PLOS ONE Associate Editor Gina Alvino about technology and innovation developments at PLOS that keep Open Access exciting