PLoS Medicine turns 5 years old on October 19th, 2009. To highlight the crucial importance of open access in medical publishing we’re holding a competition to find the best medical paper published under an open-access license anywhere (not just in PLoS) since our launch.
Vote for your choice from the 6 competing papers, detailed below — nominated and then shortlisted by our editorial board. Winners will be announced during Open-Access week (19-23rd October 2009). If you’re interested in how we came up with this shortlist of top-quality open-access medicine papers, please read on below the poll.