It was announced by the White House on Tuesday that Harold Varmus, who is currently the President of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, has been appointed as the Director of the National Cancer Institute. In light of his new appointment, Harold will also shortly be stepping down as the Chair of the PLoS Board.
Archives for May 2010
PLoS Genetics wishes to congratulate its Associate Editors Jim Haber and Trudy Mackay on their recent election to the National Academy of Sciences, in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Later this year, PLoS will launch a prototype version of the PLoS Hub for Biodiversity, a resource that will aggregate relevant articles from a range of open-access sources including our own journal websites and PubMed Central.
Recently, Kent Anderson posted some misleading comments about PLoS ONE on the Scholarly Kitchen, a blog site established by the Society for Scholarly Publishing. Although several PLoS community supporters have responded swiftly and vigorously to the comments, PLoS has also decided to make a public statement because Mr Anderson’s comments were extreme and have caused bad feeling particularly among the editorial board members who work so hard to make PLoS ONE a success (on a voluntary basis).