PLOS Extends a Profound Thank You

0000-0002-8715-2896 To all our Reviewers, Guest Editors and Editorial Board members, thank you! 2018 marks the fourth year that we formally and publicly acknowledge our community of reviewers and editors for sustaining public access to

PLOS Collaborates on Recommendations to Improve Transparency for Author Contributions In a new report, a group convened by the US National Academy of Sciences and including a dozen journal editors reflects on authorship guidelines and recommends new ways to make author contributions more transparent.

Retrospection and Direction: A Q&A with Peter Walter

0000-0002-8715-28960000-0001-7318-5892 “In our panel it is the stated and adhered to policy that we will not consider where a paper is published. Rather, in our evaluations we assess its real impact in a field. Change

To Sign or Not to Sign: A Slice of Transparency in Peer Review

0000-0002-8715-28960000-0001-7318-5892 Scientists depend on the proper evaluation of research that creates the foundation for future work, and the public expects curated scientific content to be trustworthy. All forms of peer review, whether for ethical, technical

Getting the Impact Factor Genie Back in the Box

Getting the Impact Factor Genie Back in the Box   Posted June 5, 2017 by Sheryl P. Denker in Uncategorized post-info AddThis Sharing Buttons above 0000-0001-7318-5892 On occasion The Official PLOS Blog presents Thought Leadership

Getting the Impact Factor Genie Back in the Box

0000-0002-8715-28960000-0001-7318-5892 On occasion The Official PLOS Blog presents Thought Leadership interviews with scientists leading the way on issues integral to the transformation of science communication and advancement of Open Science. Previous interviewees include Bruce Alberts

A Proactive Approach to Reproducibility with Evidence-Based Research on Research

scopeDiscovery and reproducibility are cornerstones of the scientific enterprise. Without one, the other is hindered; new work is built on the foundation of previous results, for both breakthroughs and smaller advances, and the ability to

The Future of Science Communication

CaptureAs a participant in OpenCon 2015, a conference geared towards Early Career Researchers in all disciplines, PLOS had the opportunity to hear what the next generation of open science innovators are thinking and doing, and

Key New Species Discoveries of 2014

While there’s no denying the ongoing global extinction of animals, microbes and plants, the discovery of new species provides critical information into the puzzle of earth’s biodiversity and evolutionary history. Each year, thousands of new species are identified: 18,000 in … Continue reading »

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