A PLOS ONE “decade-in-review” blog post is available here.
From the Post:
During the planning stages of PLOS ONE, its working title was PLoS Reports. As we prepared for its launch, the PLOS founders – Harold Varmus, Pat Brown and Mike Eisen – concluded that ‘Reports’ captured neither the purpose nor the spirit of what we were trying to do. It had always been their intention to provide a publishing venue that was inclusive – a scientific home for everyone.
In particular, PLOS ONE would celebrate success and ‘failure’ equally, by providing a home for the crucially important yet neglected negative, null and inconclusive research that makes up so much of science, as well as papers that represented a major advance or touched a chord with the public. And it would be a place for all scientists, regardless of discipline, including those engaged in interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary research, early career scientists and interested stakeholders who found it hard to access science, such as policy makers, patient advocates and citizen scientists. ‘ONE’ truly was – and is – for everyone
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