This is the first post from me on the PLoS Blog. My name is Liz and you can check out my background here.
While preparing to launch this project, a curious thing happened. Before posting any adverts, before sending out a press release, and even before we started officially talking about PLoS ONE, a very observant scientist and blogger (who is also a PLoS Computational Biology Author) sparked a conversation with a single post. We quietly watched as word spread. And we loved it.
You see, this is exactly the type of dialogue and debate that we have been hoping PLoS ONE would ignite.
PLoS is adopting a forward-looking approach to publishing that goes beyond disseminating peer-reviewed research to the widest possible audience, but also promotes collaboration and encourages debate. We strive to support conversation within the global community of scientists in every way possible.
PLoS ONE will be the first title to embrace this ideology.
In this blog you can expect to read more about this thing we are calling “open access 2.0”, and most importantly, more about our vision for scientific communication, with all of its potentials and obstacles. We want to hear your thoughts too.
It is only through a lively and balanced debate that the best solution will emerge. Please join our discussion.
PS: Don’t forget that you have the power to start your own debate in classrooms, in listservs, on your own blog, basically anywhere you and your peers congregate.