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Leo Laporte and Kirsten Sanford (aka Dr.Kiki) interviewed (on Jason Hoyt from Mendeley and Peter Binfield from PLoS ONE about Open Access, Science 2.0 and new ways of doing and publishing science on the Web. Well worth your time watching!

Introducing PLoS Currents: Influenza

Yesterday PLoS and Google unveiled PLoS Currents: Influenza, a Google Knol hosted collection of rapid communications about the swine flu. In his blog post A new website for the rapid sharing of influenza research (also posted on the official Google blog), Dr.Harold Varmus explains: The key goal of PLoS Currents is to accelerate scientific discovery…

Talk given by Peter Binfield at the ISMTE meeting (slides and audio): The Future of Online (Academic) Publishing – Presentation to the ISMTE August 2009 Tags: journals academic publishing STM online publishing PLoS PLoS ONE article level metrics

Two recent events put in stark relief the differences between the old way of doing things and the new way of doing things. What am I talking about? The changing world of science publishing, of course. Let me introduce the two examples first, and make some of my comments at the end. Example 1. Publishing…


A run-down of good recent stuff, highly recommended for your weekend reading and bookmarking: PLoS One: Interview with Peter Binfield: …In my view PLoS ONE is the most dynamic, innovative and exciting journal in the world, and I am proud to work on it. In many ways PLoS ONE operates like any other journal however…

Science Online London is next week. I really wanted to go this year, but hard choices had to be made….eh, well. For those of you who, like me, cannot be there in person, there are plenty of ways to follow the meeting virtually. Follow @soloconf and the #solo09 hashtag on Twitter. Join the FriendFeed room.…

Making the Web Work for Science (video)

Making the Web Work for Science – Full from Jordan Mendelson on Vimeo. From left to right: Tim O’Reilly, Jimmy Wales, Stephen Friend and John Wilbanks – via Jonathan (there is also a shorter summary version here)

Ginny Barbour, Part 5: Open Access, Achievements and Looking Forward from PLoS on Vimeo.

Ginny Barbour, Part 4: PLoS Medicine’s Fifth Anniversary and Future Plans from PLoS on Vimeo.

Ginny Barbour, Part 3: PLoS Medicine Open Access to Health Information from PLoS on Vimeo.