‘What began as a movement to make research accessible and free now provides millions of readers around the world increasing opportunities to make important, positive impacts on global health, scientific discovery and science education.’ So comcludes the foreword to the PLOS Progress Update 2014-2015.
The full Update may be downloaded here:
Extracts (selected by Neil PW):
‘An influential venue for research and commentary on the major challenges to human health worldwide, PLOS Medicine publishes articles across all areas of medical science with potential to directly and substantially inform clinical practice or health policy, including research that provides mechanistic insights into disease processes. The journal emphasizes work that advances understanding of conditions or risk factors impacting human health through clinical, epidemiological or translational research.’
‘The first journal devoted to chronic infectious diseases that primarily occur in rural and poor urban areas of low- and middle-income countries, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (PLOS NTDs) is dedicated to advancing research in pathology, epidemiology, treatment, control and prevention of NTDs, as well as public policy. The journal promotes the eorts of scientists, health practitioners and public health experts from endemic countries, building capacity in the areas most in need.’
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