In their influential paper in the Lancet in 2001, Jeffrey Sachs (nominated by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most important people on the planet) and Amir Attaran (a frequent critic of international health and development agencies) laid out the pitiful state of global spending on AIDS control.
Archives for November 2006
I’ve just been told about some quite extensive coverage of PLoS and PLoS ONE in the Dutch newspaper “de Volkskrant“. The piece is called “Iedereen mag de expert tegenspreken“. Since I can sort of remember what I said when I was interviewed I can work out those parts of the piece but the rest defeats me. But I know the readers of this blog are better linguists than me so I’ll give you a flavour of it.
We launched our first journal three years ago, but the design of all of our sites has changed very little since then. So, it’s high time we gave all of our web sites a facelift – and today is the day that we reveal our makeover to the world.
I recently gave a brief presentation at the yearly CrossRef member meeting on unique author identification in scientific publishing. I had gathered information for the presentation from speaking with PLoS staff and online articles, but didn’t put pen to paper until the night before the meeting. Given my procrastination and rambling presentation, I think that it’s a good idea to write down my notes so that they are more understandable.
You would think we had enough on our plates right now. In a few weeks, we are launching PLoS ONE, the new web 2.0 site for the rapid publication of open access peer-reviewed research in all areas of science and medicine. That’s on top of publishing 6 high quality online titles and continuing with our advocacy role.
Think again! In the next few days all our existing journal sites are getting a makeover.
Poor Jonathan Eisen seems to be a little upset by the recent paper on the Paramecium genome by Linda Sperling and colleagues. You can read his gripe in full on his blog, The Tree of Life, but the gist of it is that he feels that a paper in PLoS Biology, on the related ciliate Tetrahymena, ought to have been cited but wasn’t.