You may have noticed some changes to various pages on the PLOS journal websites over the last few months. Last April we launched new mobile-optimized sites for all of our journals, and in July we released a major update to the homepages of some of our journals.
These projects are part of a larger effort to radically improve Ambra, our open-source publishing platform, and as of today we are serving all article pages from the new Ambra architecture.
If you don’t notice anything different, that’s because most of the action is happening under the hood. There are a few visible changes–like a new ALM signpost design and improved display and feedback options for subject area terms–but our over-arching goal is to create a strong foundation for further feature development and project integrations.
While we’ve worked hard to hide all of the scaffolding and jackhammers from our readers, we ask for your patience while we work through such a huge undertaking. There are still a few rough edges, but please let us know if anything looks severely broken.