Thank you for visiting this new new online gathering place for current and prospective authors working in a dynamic and still emerging discipline. To date, there have been more than 150 synthetic biology papers published by the PLOS journals. As articulated by PLOS ONE Academic Editor Jean Peccoud in April of 2014, “With its editorial policy precluding editors from making decisions on papers based on anticipated significance and it’s facilitation to serving interdisciplinary fields, PLOS ONE served this emerging community well.”
If the idea of being part of such a community of researchers interests you, please take a moment now to sign up for Synthetic Biology Community Email updates.
For more details on what we have in mind, read on…
Why a PLOS Synthetic Biology Community Site?
1) To provide informal online avenues for researcher collaboration and discussion of timely synthetic biology research.
In creating new Web-based discipline-specific communities for researchers, PLOS is seeking to expand the ways researchers can highlight and exchange views on previously published research articles in their fields and newly published articles of note — involving the authors of that work with their peers and other informed readers in these discussions.
To this end, content creation on this and other discipline specific PLOS sites will be managed by Community Site Editors who are practicing researchers (external to PLOS), with the majority of blog posts on the sites written for researchers, by researchers.
2) To showcase new synthetic biology research in collections curated by PLOS Academic Editors.
Another key component of the new PLOS communities will be collections organized into broad categories, in response to the commonly articulated request from our users that we provide more structured and efficient access to papers of interest in the PLOS corpus. PLOS welcomes submissions in this field and collections will be updated regularly with newly published content.
How do I get involved in the PLOS Synthetic Biology Community?
- Be a regular reader and join the discussion by leaving questions and comments after posts
- Subscribe to this page
- Subscribe to the PLOS SynBio Twitter list and follow @PLOSSybio; use both to share news and links with fellow community members
- Share this site with your peers and colleagues
- Suggest a paper for inclusion in the PLOS Synthetic Biology Collection
- Write a blog post; use it to discuss a PLOS-published synthetic biology research article, cover a scientific meeting, discuss a new research trend or tool, or interview a mentor
- Suggest a previous or newly published synthetic biology research article for community review and discussion
How do I contact PLOS Synthetic Biology Community Editors?
Email us at email@example.com — if you wish to submit a blog post, let us know your topic and when you’d like to post.
Thanks for stopping by and please come again!