A recent editorial in PLOS NTDs has declared that the journal will launch a specially focussed section on enteric infections and enteric dysfunction. The editorial emphasizes the importance of working in this area, stressing: There is increasing recognition of the role of the intestine as the critical site where the human host encounters pathogens, initiates the immune response, protects from pathogen invasion, controls nutrient and … Continue reading PLOS NTD Launches New Focus Area on Enteric Infections and Enteric Dysfunction
If you are not aware of Prof. John Ioannidis and his work, well, you must have been living buried under the proverbial rock (also known as AIPG/AIIMS papers). He is what people usually call a gadfly. He wrote an article which took the world by storm, and not just for a day or two! He reached what is commonly known in the social media scene … Continue reading The Man with a million hits: John Ioanndis
Peter Binfield joined PLoS ONE in March 2008, when the journal was merely a new fangled concept looked on with a lot of suspicion. Certain editors were worried that it would become the dumping ground for rejected papers because of its policy to publish all methodologically and scientifically sound papers without any concern about its implications. According to his short farewell post on the PLoS … Continue reading Peter Binfield Leaves PLOSONE to Found A Novel OA Journal
Me and a colleague have published a post on the PLoS Blog Speaking of Medicine. Check it out here! Continue reading We’re Speaking of Medicine on @PLoS!
A new PLos Blog is being launched and involves a couple of my favorite science bloggers, Ben Good and David Robertson, along with Lizzie Crouch (no relation of Barty Crouch) and Anna Perman. So, go check out the Inside Knowledge blog. I just wish they had an email subscription option! Continue reading The New Kids on the PLoS Blogs
So remember how I was talking about the Public Library of Science sending me over their t shirt last day? Well, here is another look: I wore it to work today! Support the movement: buy yours today. Continue reading Wearing PLoS to Work!
So, this came in the mail today: Needless to say I am thrilled beyond words and am not going to take it off for days to come! Support the Open Access movement: show your appreciation! for those of you wondering what the hell PLoS is, just click the pic to know more! Continue reading The PLoS T!