Complying With HEFCE’s Open Access Policy: What You Need To Know

Complying With HEFCE’s Open Access Policy: What You Need To Know

Most researchers working in the UK will know that the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) open access policy took effect from April 1st of this year, but what does that mean for you, and how can you make sure you are fully compliant?     What is the HEFCE open access policy? Around…

Publicly-funded research: a story about scholarly collaboration

Publicly-funded research: a story about scholarly collaboration

What would you do if the Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology for the US government said to you “Stop complaining about the problem and hand me a solution” on open access and public funded research? This is how Fred Dylla, Executive Director Emeritus and former CEO of the American Institute of…

Open research in 2015: a look back

Open research in 2015: a look back

Today marks the start of Open Access Week 2015, and it seems like an appropriate time to reflect on some milestones from the last year, and also look ahead to the future. Open Access to Research Gold Open Access We’ve launched several new open access journals over the past year, bringing our total of fully…

Using research to address global challenges

Using research to address global challenges

Global challenges require a global response. Climate change, energy security, scarcity of water resources, global health and disease, and food supply and nutrition are among the biggest challenges facing humanity today. Tackling such huge challenges requires collaboration on an international scale, sharing resources and knowledge across communities. It is only through working together that we can…

How to comply with funders’ open access policies

How to comply with funders’ open access policies

With more and more funding agencies establishing policies and mandates for open access publishing, we know that navigating the various requirements can be difficult and time consuming for authors. Every funding agency seems to have slightly different specifics to their open access policies and each paper has multiple authors with multiple funding agencies supporting their…

Going to the ASCB Annual Meeting? PLOS would like to meet you!

MA104 cells labelled with actin (green) and DNA (blue). Image credit: PLoS ONE 7(10): e47612. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047612

Are you attending the upcoming Annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology?  Then we want to meet you in person!  PLOS ONE has published thousands of papers in the field of Cell Biology, so we know there must be a lot of PLOS ONE authors out there.  Whether you are an editor, reviewer, author or prospective author, we hope to see you! For more information about where we’ll be and when, please read on.

 

An evening with the PLOS Editorial Boards:

PLOS is hosting a reception for all Editorial Board members for an evening of food, drink and discussion.  It will be a great opportunity to connect with your fellow Editors, and a few staff Editors will also be on hand.  The highlight of the evening will be speakers Emma Ganley and Jason Swedlow, focusing on the challenges and importance of sharing data in the world of cell biology.

  • Emma Ganley is a Senior Editor on PLOS Biology, with experience in data availability and navigation in online publication. 
  • Jason Swedlow is co-founder of Open Microscopy Environment (OME), and directs his own research group at the University of Dundee.

When: 6 to 8pm , Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Where: The Box [link] – 1069 Howard Street (between 6th & 7th), San Francisco, CA 94103

Be sure to RSVP, because space is limited: http://scibar.eventbrite.com

Get in touch if you would like further information or have any questions!

 

Calling all PLOS ONE authors to the PLOS booth in the Exhibition Hall!

Have you published with PLOS ONE?  Come by booth #1322!  We would love to show you your article level metrics in exchange for a t-shirt!  Find out who has cited your work, how many people are using it in their Mendeley library, and the number of times the pdf has been downloaded (among many other things).  PLOS ONE staff will be on hand to discuss the benefits of publishing with PLOS, and to answer all of your questions both specific and general.

We look forward to meeting you!