PLoS e-Newsletter for Institutional Members
Happy New Year!
Last year was an exciting one for PLoS. Through the continued support of our members and the addition of new ones, we have grown to over 170 Institutional Members worldwide.
Renew your membership for 2006!
Table of Contents:
1. New for 2006
PLoS Clinical Trials - Now Accepting Submissions!
The newest journal due to launch in late Spring 2006. PLoS Clinical Trials will be an innovative forum devoted to peer-reviewing and publishing reports of randomized clinical trials in all areas of healthcare. Visit PLoS Clinical Trials to find out more and download materials to distribute to your faculty.
Read the editorial published in PLoS Medicine: Tackling Publication Bias in Clinical Trial Reporting
2. A Year in Review - PLoS 2005
PLoS Biology received its first Impact Factor from the ISI of 13.9, placing it #1 among general Biology journals, above the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and the EMBO Journal, both well established journals published by prestigious scientific organizations.
The number of unique users visiting our journal web sites, every month, as identified by their IP addresses, has more than doubled in 2005, from approximately 74,000 in January to over 160,000 in December (aggregated for all journals).
PLoS Biology and PLoS Medicine papers were downloaded over 180,000 times (full paper downloads, not just hits) in December 2005. The Community Journals' usage stats are also growing nicely, with PLoS Computational Biology receiving nearly 22,000 hits in December, just six months after its launch.
PLoS articles have garnered wide media coverage in the U.S. and internationally. The ability to quickly publish open access quality research articles allows for broader dissemination. PLoS articles are routinely discussed in popular press including: New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, NPR, Guardian, and BBC.
3. PLoS Editorial Board Update
New Editorial Board Members
PLoS Computational Biology
4. PLoS Journals in the News
From the Journals
New Journal Publishing Models'
Interview with Professor Roberts by Richard Poynder
5. PLoS Out and About
January 30-31, Stockholm
April 1-5, 2006, San Francisco, CA
April 21-22, Lund, Sweden
April 24-25, Lund, Sweden
April 29-May 2, 2006, San Francisco, CA
May 19-24, 2006, Phoenix, AZ
May 22nd, 2006, Tampa, FL
August 13-18, 2006, Toronto, Canada
August 31- September 3, 2006, Asuncion, Paraguay
6. Open Access News and Resources
NIH ToolKit - Association of Academic Health Science Libraries (AAHSL)
Open Access Program: SPARC
Peter Suber: Open Access
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