Open Access: Milestones: Public Library of Science (PLoS) Publishes Its 50,000th Research Articles
From The PLOS Blog:
PLoS is delighted to announce that our 50,000th research article was recently published. To everyone who has contributed to this achievement – from our authors, editors, and reviewers to our staff, board, and advocates at large– we’d like to offer a well-deserved thank you.
We still have a lot of work ahead of us–only a small proportion of the world’s scientific and medical research is open access. However, the movement is gaining momentum. Governments, colleges and funders are beginning to fully understand its benefits both economically and to society as a whole. A recent petition calling for open access to government-funded research gathered 25,000 signatures in just 2 weeks, demonstrating widespread support for the idea that everyone should see the results of taxpayer-funded research.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.