At PLOS we warmly welcome the Jan 24, 2022 statement from the Wissenschaftsrat advocating that Open Access should become the default for scientific publications, but encourage further support of the…
PLOS has published a lot of great blog content in the past three months, and we don’t expect our readers to be up to date on everything. So, we are starting a new blog series called, ‘In case you missed it (ICYMI)’, a collection of some of the best reads or key announcements from the previous quarter. Without further ado, here you go. Happy reading!
From the Official PLOS Blog:
The blog below is by PLOS’ Editorial Director Suzanne Farley. She talks about how publishers have a duty to the trust and integrity of the scientific record to be actively involved in bringing the distinct identities and unique perspectives, knowledge, and diversity of all researchers to the process.
In the blog below, we announce our new policy to mitigate ‘parachute research.’ This occurs when researchers travel to under-resourced communities, conduct their research, and leave, often with little or poor understanding or involvement of the communities they studied, and few direct benefits to local participants.
From Speaking of Medicine and Health:
In the blog below, contributing writer Ijeoma Nnodim Opara, MD., looks upon the growing decolonization movement with mixed feelings and a lot of discomfort.
In this blog, Emma Archer, PLOS Climate Editor-in-Chief, discusses some of the highlights of the recent IUCN World Conservation Congress.