Going to the ASCB Annual Meeting? PLOS would like to meet you!

MA104 cells labelled with actin (green) and DNA (blue). Image credit: PLoS ONE 7(10): e47612. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047612

Are you attending the upcoming Annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology?  Then we want to meet you in person!  PLOS ONE has published thousands of papers in the field of Cell Biology, so we know there must be a lot of PLOS ONE authors out there.  Whether you are an editor, reviewer, author or prospective author, we hope to see you! For more information about where we’ll be and when, please read on.


An evening with the PLOS Editorial Boards:

PLOS is hosting a reception for all Editorial Board members for an evening of food, drink and discussion.  It will be a great opportunity to connect with your fellow Editors, and a few staff Editors will also be on hand.  The highlight of the evening will be speakers Emma Ganley and Jason Swedlow, focusing on the challenges and importance of sharing data in the world of cell biology.

  • Emma Ganley is a Senior Editor on PLOS Biology, with experience in data availability and navigation in online publication. 
  • Jason Swedlow is co-founder of Open Microscopy Environment (OME), and directs his own research group at the University of Dundee.

When: 6 to 8pm , Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Where: The Box [link] – 1069 Howard Street (between 6th & 7th), San Francisco, CA 94103

Be sure to RSVP, because space is limited: http://scibar.eventbrite.com

Get in touch if you would like further information or have any questions!


Calling all PLOS ONE authors to the PLOS booth in the Exhibition Hall!

Have you published with PLOS ONE?  Come by booth #1322!  We would love to show you your article level metrics in exchange for a t-shirt!  Find out who has cited your work, how many people are using it in their Mendeley library, and the number of times the pdf has been downloaded (among many other things).  PLOS ONE staff will be on hand to discuss the benefits of publishing with PLOS, and to answer all of your questions both specific and general.

We look forward to meeting you!



PLOS meets the American Society of Human Genetics

Last week the staff at PLOS attended the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, held just a mile from our San Francisco office.  If you were able to stop by the exhibition hall, you would have found representatives from

Publications Manager Liz Flavall speaks with one of the Editors on PLOS Genetics about one of our lesser known but very exciting publications, PLOS Currents Evidence on Genomic Tests

various journals at the PLOS booth. It was a great opportunity to connect with readers, authors, editors, reviewers, and a few people who hadn’t heard of us, believe it or not!

We invited authors to look up their published articles in exchange for a PLOS t-shirt – we gave away a lot of t-shirts.  This afforded us the opportunity to show off our new article level metrics (or rather we had the authors show off their own metrics to us).  Many were thrilled to find out just how easy it is to find all articles that had cited their work.  We also had some delightful reactions from those who discovered they had been referenced in Wikipedia.

We also took the opportunity to share and discuss our new Open Access guide: How Open Is It?  Some of the most rewarding conversations were with readers who discovered that all of our articles could be read anywhere, anytime, and that the contents could be freely re-used for research and education.

We had some fantastic discussions with many who are well acquainted with PLOS and its mission.  Members of the PLOS Genetics Editorial board took advantage of our booth as a meeting point to talk to each other and to authors.  We also met some very devoted authors and reviewers, as well as PLOS ONE Editors.  We talked about the future of scientific publishing and open access, and we heard feedback from users on their experiences with PLOS.  If any of you are reading this now, rest assured your feedback has been passed on to the relevant parties.

In December you will be able to find us at the Annual meetings for the American Geophysical Union, and the American Society for Cell Biology.  Hope to see you there!