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PLoS Journals Sandbox: A Place to Learn and Play. Background On the eve of PLOS' tenth anniversary, we’re pleased to announce that the redesign of all PLOS journals is now live.

PLoS Journals Sandbox: A Place to Learn and Play

The goals of the project were to: Improve reader ability to quickly assess the relevance and importance of an article through a figure browser and highly visible article-level metricsd. Improve navigation within the site and discoverability of content. Launch a flexible and extensible platform from which to build out new innovations moving forward.

This initiative offers users more effective ways to access and read content, updates the overall appearance of the sites and harmonizes them with our new PLOS look announced in 2012. Figures Citation: Baehr M, Burt S, Callaway J, Cave R, Chodacki J, et al. (2006) PLOS Journals Sandbox: A Place to Learn and Play. Academic Editor: Damian Pattinson, Public Library of Science, United States of America Received: December 20, 2006; Accepted: December 20, 2006; Published: December 20, 2006 Copyright: © . Introduction Figure 1. Research Communications Strategy. Open Access, Publishers profit and the medical community. A manifesto, by a student of the activist coalition RightToResearch.

Open Access, Publishers profit and the medical community

“These days there is continuous discussion on ways to improve the efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. I would argue that one of the most neglected and important ways to improve our healthcare delivery and innovation is by opening access to research. “Open Access” is the free, immediate, unrestricted availability of high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship over the Internet … (…) 6 arguments: Education: The gap in access to up to date information diminishes our ability as students to educate ourselves. Anderson, Tim. 6 reasons Open Access matters to the Medical community. Like this: Like Loading... OpenEdition : three platforms for electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences:,, Calenda. The Open Access Publisher. Publishers of OA books. From OAD This list is part of the Open Access Directory.

Publishers of OA books

This is a list of publishers of OA books. As of June 13, 2013, there are 96 publishers on the list. When possible, please annotate each publisher: to indicate whether it publishers just a line (series, imprint, etc.) of OA books, or whether all its books are OA to indicate whether it publishes OA monographs, textbooks, novels, or other kinds of OA books to indicate whether the OA books are also offered in priced, printed editions, perhaps print-on-demand (POD) editions to indicate when it launched its (different lines of) OA books to indicate the licensing terms on its OA books to use deep links to the relevant parts of its portfolio (i.e. its OA line of books or its different lines of OA books) (If you don't have some of this information, add the entry anyway. Other users can add other details over time.) The Launch of Europe PubMed Central. By Graham Steel November 1st 2012 sees the launch of yet another significant milestone for Open Access in the form of Europe PubMed Central (PMC).

The Launch of Europe PubMed Central

Please see this announcement on the Europe PMC blog. Details of Europe PMC were announced on July 13th 2012 by the European Research Council. This is a continuation of the transition of PubMed morphing from an Abstract only database of life sciences and biomedical research literature into a full text database. PubMed itself launched in January 1996. February 2000 saw the launch of PubMed Central (PMC).