Help Test a New Scientific Publishing Concept

Dear Colleague,

The Public Library of Science ( makes high quality peer-reviewed scientific and medical information freely available online to the World through our journals such as PLoS Biology and PLoS Medicine.

We are helping to pioneer the field of open-access scientific publishing and would appreciate your support in shaping a new concept.

We wish to recruit participants from a variety of backgrounds who are prepared to share their opinions with us. If you would like to help, please tell us about yourself by taking this short survey (approx 5 minutes).

If you are selected for the second stage of this research we will contact you by e-mail to set up a convenient time to speak on the telephone for about 20 minutes. Upon completion of the interview we will send you a PLoS t-shirt as a token of our appreciation.

We look forward to learning more about you.

Best regards,
Mark Patterson
Director of Publishing