Blog of Jonathan Eisen, Professor at UC Davis with a focus on evolution & ecology of microbes & genomes; open science; open scholarship; and diversity in STEM.
Yep, way to go! I am so excited about it too. I hope they start one for genomics/metagenomics soon.I also think the PLoS submission process should be re-engineered. I feel it's more fit to the PLoS vision that all articles are submitted to one venue (PLoS-ALL) and then, after peer review, directed to the appropriate journal based on significance/impact. This will be better than having the submissions to the flagship PLoS journals redirected--without review--to another community journal or to PLoS ONE.
Woo hoo! We submitted some GenGIS stuff not half an hour ago.It's drawn quite an eclectic mix of paperlets from diverse people: epidemiologists, policy people, bioinformaticianicists, etc.
It's already been accepted! Yay!
thanks for letting us know about this. It is a great idea. I also like the idea of sending a single MS to PLOS-all but would there be the necessary breadth of editors to properly pre-review? this seems to be a problem even at specialized journals like Plant Cell.
Microbes - I agree that that vision is a good idea - but that is not necessarily what everyone wants to do. Some want to submit to just one plos journal. So perhaps there could be two tracks - journal specific and PLoS all -- will suggest