PLoS Director of Publishing Moves to New OA Initiative
The Wellcome Trust, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Max Planck Society have announced today that Mark Patterson (PLoS Director of Publishing) will be joining Randy Schekman (Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California at Berkeley) to lead the creation of a new high-profile open-access biomedical research journal to be launched in 2012.
Mark’s also represented PLoS and open access more broadly in a number of different ways, for example by helping to found the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association.
On the new project, Mark said “This new journal, sponsored by three of the world’s leading funding agencies, has the potential to be a tremendous positive force for change in research communication and will drive forward open access to all research outputs.” and added that “Of course, it’s very hard to leave PLoS after so long, but the organization has never been stronger than it is today.”
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