In theory, it shouldn’t matter where authors of scientific papers get their research funding, a longtime journal editor once told me. Papers should be judged on their own merits, not based on who funded the scientists
by PLOS Biology, PLOS Genetics and PLOS Computational Biology Publication is the end of one journey, but the beginning of another (longer) one, where the ideas and the underlying data that shaped them take on
In PLOS Biology this week, you can read about the sequence of the centipede genome, alternative publication metrics, how we pay attention to our sense of touch, and the information bandwidth of human neurons.
In PLOS Biology this week, you can read about access to research data, regulation of cell asymmetry and septum formation in Caulobacter, and unfolding and refolding RNA. Access to Data – The Publishers’ Role A
Ten years ago this month, PLOS ventured into the world of scientific publishing by launching its flagship journal, PLOS Biology. When Harold Varmus, Pat Brown, and Michael Eisen founded PLOS in 2000, they did so
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
If anyone thinks that the taxpayers who underwrite tens of billions of dollars of scientific research don’t care about getting access to that research, they’re not paying attention. A U.S. petition asking President Obama to