Videos on PLoS Medicine, Open Access and global burden of disease

A series of videos was commissioned to highlight the new editorial focus of PLoS Medicine – the decision to prioritise papers on the conditions and risk factors that cause the greatest losses in years of healthy life worldwide

All five videos – in which Ginny Barbour, the Chief Editor of the journal, is interviewed – can be seen below, and on the PLoS channel on Vimeo.

In the first video Ginny talks about the experience of launching PLoS Medicine nearly five years ago. This leads to the discussion in the second video about the decision to focus on the specific diseases and risk factors that cause the greatest burden worldwide. The third video is about the importance of open access to medical information; the fourth and fifth videos discuss PLoS Medicine’s plans for the future and the achievements of open access respectively.

Each video is two to three minutes long. As well as the discussion, look out for the graphic illustrating creative re-use in video 5!

Many thanks to Matthew Agnello, who shot and edited the videos, and Liz Allen, Director of Marketing at PLoS, for making these possible.

1. Launching and Running PLoS Medicine:


2. Refocusing PLoS Medicine‘s Editorial vision

3. Open Access to Health Information

Ginny Barbour, Part 3: PLoS Medicine Open Access to Health Information from PLoS on Vimeo.

4. PLoS Medicine‘s Fifth Anniversary and Future Plans

Ginny Barbour, Part 4: PLoS Medicine’s Fifth Anniversary and Future Plans from PLoS on Vimeo.

5. Open Access, Achievements and Looking Forward

Ginny Barbour, Part 5: Open Access, Achievements and Looking Forward from PLoS on Vimeo.

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