PLoS production and editorial staff are in close contact with our soon to be published authors around the world and they often get to know them quite well during the to and fro of correspondence. A scientist from Mexico, who has a book review article that has been accepted for publication and will shortly be published in PLoS Biology, told us what it is like to live and work there at the current time, and we thought that we would share that with you.
Archives for April 2009
PLoS Computational Biology is pleased to acknowledge two of our editors, Philip E. Bourne and Lars Jensen, who have won prestigious awards in recent weeks.
Focusing PLoS Medicine on the diseases and risk factors that cause the greatest losses in years of healthy life worldwide
The editorial published in this week’s PLoS Medicine looks back over the 5 years since the journal made its first call for papers and describes a new evidence-based approach to the aims and scope of the journal, which emphasizes the focus of PLoS Medicine on the diseases and risk factors that cause the greatest losses in years of healthy life worldwide.
A Review article published today in PLoS Computational Biology describes the process of semantically enhancing a research article to enrich content, providing a striking example of how open-access content can be re-used and how scientific articles might take much greater advantage of the online medium in future.
It’s now much easier to provide feedback on PLoS Medicine articles. You can post comments and notes, and even rate articles.
A number of factors contributed to the long outage today. The outage was caused by the sabotaged fiber-optic cable lines San Jose. This affected the network traffic going to United Layer, our co-location facility. United Layer is supposed to have a redundant network line for failover in case something like this happens. I don’t know the details, but this redundant network line wasn’t working. Their engineers finally rerouted their customer’s traffic around the San Jose disruption at 1:43pm PST.