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PLOS Paleo at 2016 SVP! Call for Contributors!

There is less than a month now until the Annual Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting in Salt Lake City, and we at PLOS Paleo are excited to be available to the paleontology community and to provide coverage of the fantastic research that will be presented!

PLOS Booth

Similar to last year, PLOS will have a booth (Booth 30), with representatives from PLOS (Rachel Hertog, PLOS ONE Associate Editor, and Victoria Costello, Senior Social Media & Community Editor), available to answer questions about publishing your research in PLOS ONE and the benefits of PLOS and Open Access. Various Academic Editors, as well as the PLOS Paleo Community Editors (Jon Tennant, Andy Farke, and Sarah Gibson), will also be around to discuss PLOS, Open Access research, and how to publish and promote your work through PLOS and PLOS Paleo!mail_image_preview

As with last year, we will have a variety of PLOS swag at the booth (more incentive to stop by, say hi, and ask us your questions)! We will have a limited number of PLOS t-shirts (featuring the fantastic image of Xenokeryx amidalae, published this past year in PLOS), and flash drives filled with a select collection of PLOS ONE paleontological papers from the past year.

Call for Contributors to PLOS Paleo

We are looking for people interested in blogging or tweeting coverage of the 2016 SVP meeting to contribute to the PLOS Paleo Community!

We had some fantastic blog posts from members of our community last year featuring highlighted research from the 2015 SVP meeting in Dallas (for example, see Robert Gay’s post on Dilophosaurus and Taormina Lepore’s post on pterosaur bones). Likewise, our community rallied on Twitter to provide thorough coverage of the meeting! See #2015SVP for yourself!

So, if you are active on social media platforms (such as blogging or Twitter), love paleontology, attending the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting in SLC, and want to be more involved in the PLOS Paleo Community, then we’d love your contribution! We invite researchers, students, teachers, and paleontology enthusiasts to join us! Your work will be featured on our blog, Twitter, and Facebook pages!

We want to feature the best moments of the SVP meeting by tweeting about sessions and symposium, interviewing speakers, and blogging about the latest research happening in the field of paleontology. This is a great opportunity to share those moments of the SVP meeting that interest you as well as your fellow meeting attendees.

If you’d like to contribute (as little or as much as you’d like), contact the editors of PLOS Paleo at and tell us about yourself, your interests, and why you’d would be a great @PLOSPaleo #2016SVP contributor. If you’re already at SVP, just come by the PLOS booth #30 and let us know in person. You can also DM us at @PLOSPaleo on Twitter, and we will be in touch!

As part of your participation, you’ll be sure to receive an awesome PLOS Paleo Community t-shirt, not to mention a fantastic opportunity to connect with other members of the paleontology community and to expand your public outreach and social media presence.

Top 10 Open Access Fossil Vertebrates of 2016

Only a week remains to vote in our contest to select the Top 10 Open Access Fossil Vertebrates of 2016. I covered this earlier in a previous post, but we need you, our fantastic community, to select which research and organisms receives the top honors. Voting closes on Saturday, October 15th, so hurry and vote now!!

PLOS Paleo Social at 2016 SVP

And finally, just a reminder that we will be having a PLOS Paleo Community Meetup at the 2016 SVP meeting! Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 27th, from 6–9 pm at Current Fish and Oyster Bar. We will have FREE food and drink available, and a chance to socialize with Academic Editors for PLOS ONE, the PLOS Paleo Community editors, as well as other members of the PLOS Paleo Community! Details on how to RSVP will be coming soon!

We are looking forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City!

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