July 10, 2006

Dear [First Name],

I recently wrote to you to enlist your support for our efforts to understand more clearly the views of scientists in relation to PLoS Biology and PLoS Medicine. We are grateful to the many hundreds who have already participated in our survey but we remain keen to hear from as many of our authors and readers as possible.

If you have not yet had the chance to take part in our survey, I very much hope you will be able to do so now. To encourage you in this task, we will enter the names of all respondents whose completed questionnaires we receive by the closing date of 14th July 2006 in a prize draw and the first three names drawn at random will each win an Amazon token to the value of US$50.

Please do complete this questionnaire, which will take approximately ten minutes of your time. If you have already completed the survey anonymously or have done so very recently, thank you, and I apologize for contacting you again.

Thank you in advance for your time.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Patterson
Director of Publishing
Public Library of Science

Please direct any questions or comments to surveys@plos.org.