We are constantly tracking the passage of time, from waiting for our kettle to boil to monitoring traffic lights. The ways in which we perceive time usually depend on the timescale involved, ranging from minutes
Archives for October 2012
This week, October 22-28, marks Open Access Week, a global event that brings various parties together to discuss, publicize and advocate for open access. On October 23, leading open access journal PLOS Biology publishes an
Therapy for muscular dystrophy? A new study in PLOS Biology raises the possibility that vitamin B3 might be worth assessing as a therapy for muscular dystrophies. This is tantalising, because this group of human
The H-index – a small number with a big impact. First introduced by Jorge E. Hirsh in 2005, it is a relatively simple way to calculate and measure the impact of a scientist (Hirsch, 2005).
This week PLOS Computational Biology publishes a pair of Editorials by Philip E. Bourne and Ruth Nussinov, who outline some important leadership shifts and point to exciting new developments in a journal that has both