If you are in any way following the developments in the world of science publishing, you have probably heard about the new effort by PLoS to establish article-level metrics for scientific papers (instead of the dreadful and erronoeus Impact Factor).
Today, Peter Binfield, the Managing Editor of PLoS ONE, published a paper entitled “PLoS ONE: Background, Future Development, and Article-Level Metrics” that covers all of that in great detail. The paper is, of course, Open Access, so you can download the PDF for free here and the related PowerPoint slideshow here.
The paper goes into a lot of detail on the history and inner workings of PLoS ONE, and so if you are at all interested in where our journal came from; how it operates; and where it is going in the future, then it is required reading.
I second that! A Must Read!
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