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CC BY Licensing Shows Momentum

Today PLOS celebrates Creative Commons and its positive impact on the distribution of creative works of all media types, clearly demonstrated in its State of the Commons report for 2015….

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Publishing Initiatives at PLOS: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

(Cross-posted from Helen Atkins’ post on the Official PLOS Blog) In January 2015, we wrote about exciting developments at PLOS specifically designed to improve the author and community experience.   The…

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PLOS statement on peer review manipulation

Biomed Central recently uncovered attempts to deceive editors and undermine the peer review process of papers at several of their journals (see their original statement and update). The reviewers suggested…

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PLOS Clarifies its Publication Fee Assistance Policy

PLOS would like to clarify the policy by which authors can apply for fee assistance in the form of a partial or full fee waiver. Authors who are unable to…

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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…

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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…

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PLOS Medicine Celebrates 10 Years

This week PLOS Medicine celebrates the 10th anniversary of its first issue. PLOS has chosen eight articles and one collection that highlight the breadth and influence of PLOS Medicine, from publishing ethics to public health…

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Meredith Niles Appointed to PLOS Board of Directors

PLOS is pleased to announce that Dr. Meredith Niles will join the PLOS Board of Directors, effective September 5, 2014. “Meredith’s unique career arc in both science and policy will…

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Global Coalition of Access to Research, Science and Education Organizations calls on STM to Withdraw New Model Licenses

As a group, the undersigned organizations share a vision in which scholarly knowledge is a common good, a resource for the whole of humanity. This means more than just allowing…

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PLOS Launches Neuroscience and Synthetic Biology Channels to Support Collaboration and Discussion of Published Research

(July 2, 2014)  PLOS today launches an initiative designed to engage the larger scientific community in researcher-led, informal discussions of published articles and timely issues affecting researchers such as data…

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