This needs shouting about. PLoS ONE just published its 500th paper! Yep that’s right since launch, a matter of five an a half months or twenty five weeks, PLoS ONE has published over 500 pieces of peer reviewed original research.
The 500th paper comes from Sarah Randolph and colleagues in Oxford, UK; Vilnius. Lithuania; Riga, Latvia; and Tallinn, Estonia and is called “Climate Change Cannot Explain the Upsurge of Tick-Borne Encephalitis in the Baltics”. Just to show off the big five-double-O again the full citation is:
Sumilo D, Asokliene L, Bormane A, Vasilenko V, Golovljova I, et al. (2007) Climate Change Cannot Explain the Upsurge of Tick-Borne Encephalitis in the Baltics. PLoS ONE 2(6): e500. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000500
What it shows is that politics has had major influence on the rise of tick-borne disease in Eastern Europe over recent decades making for a more complex picture than simply blaming climate change.
This is most certainly the cherry on the top of an incredible half year:
513 published paper
360 member editorial board and growing
19 day average acceptance to publication
> 600 post publication comments posted
Now to get to grips with the next 500!