“The world of medical journals needs a fresh infusion of idealism.” And with those words from PLOS founders, Mike Eisen, Pat Brown, and Harold Varmus, the first issue of PLOS Medicine launched 10 years ago today. Its “mutant” superpower was being open access. Then – as now – it was bold, idealistic, and an active advocate for open science. The year before, when PLOS had just arrived, Richard Horton, the editor of The Lancet, wrote: “An historic realignment of power is beginning to take place in scientific and medical journal publishing. Nobody is certain about the final outcome.”"
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Teenage Mutant Ninja Journal! Celebrating an Open Access Birthday; Scientific American, 10/20/14
Hilda Bastian, Scientific American; Teenage Mutant Ninja Journal! Celebrating an Open Access Birthday: