Updated Tool Clarifies Open Access Journal Policies

Revised HowOpenIsIt? guide uses standard Open Access definitions for understanding journal policies and funder compliance.

Happy 10th Anniversary, PLOS Medicine

The PLOS Medicine editors reflect on some of the journal's most interesting and influential articles published over the last decade.

Social Learning of Novel Tool Use in Wild Chimpanzees

New craze of moss-sponging behavior spread through chimps via social rather than individual learning, demonstrating a shared aptitude with humans for education. Image credit: Liran Samuni  

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Rich Citations: Open Data about the Network of Research
Just as the static PDF is no longer sufficient to best represent scientific research outcomes that extend beyond the article, the static reference list at the end of a scholarly... Full article
October 22, 2014
New Release of HowOpenIsIt? Guide Addresses Nuances of Open Access Policies
Welcome to OA week, a celebration of Open Access principles and progress around the world. To kick-off the week PLOS, SPARC, and OASPA are pleased to announce an updated version of... Full article
October 20, 2014
PLOS appoints new Chief Editors of PLOS Biology
PLOS is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Ferguson and Dr. Emma Ganley have been appointed as joint Chief Editors to PLOS Biology, effective October 13. Both are based in the... Full article
October 15, 2014

Open Access Resources and Materials

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RT @rrkennison: Open Access: A teacher’s point of view http://t.co/M2nUQaOaKU #OER #OAWeek2014
Get involved with @PLOSNeuro collaborative blogging & tweeting for #SFN14 -- check out https://t.co/BjrzduuYfk
@PLOSCompbiol @gsprsm @PLOSNeuro This resource now moved to the PLOS Neuro Community Medium page at https://t.co/BjrzduuYfk
.@SOMedicine: #Ebola has Taught us a Crucial Lesson about our Views of “Irrational” Health Behaviors @saragorm http://t.co/JJuvxyhEG5