Announcing PLoS Medicine
We are pleased to announce the Fall 2004 launch of PLoS Medicine, the second open-access journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the scientific and medical literature a public resource.
PLoS Medicine will be an international medical journal that aims to publish outstanding human studies that substantially enhance the understanding of human health and disease. We seek to promote translation of basic research into clinical investigation, and of clinical evidence into practice. PLoS Medicine will publish important advances in all medical disciplines, including epidemiology and public health.
All articles will be rigorously peer-reviewed. As with our first journal, PLoS Biology, teams of academic and professional editors, supported by expert peer-reviewers, will select those studies that drive their respective fields forward.
Original research articles will be accompanied by commentaries, essays, educational material, discussion of global health and social medicine issues, and more.
All works published in PLoS Medicine are open access. Everything is immediately available online without cost to anyone, anywhere - to read, download, redistribute, include in databases, and otherwise use - subject only to the condition that the original authorship is properly attributed. Please read our FAQs to find out more about open access.
Further reading:Editorial: PLoS Medicine, Barbara Cohen on behalf of PLoS, PLoS Biology, February 17, 2004.
FAQs about PLoS
About Open Access
Open access to peer-reviewed research: making it happen, Pritpal Tamber, Fiona Godlee, Peter Newmark, The Lancet, November 8, 2003. (Free viewing with registration.)
Editorial: Open access publishing takes off, Tony Delamothe and Richard Smith, BMJ.com, January 3, 2004.