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Friday, January 07, 2011
Nature new PLoS One like journal "Scientific Reports"
Just a quick post here. Interesting news from Nature on the Open Access front: Press release archive:
Nature is starting a new open access journal "Scientific Reports". Some detail from their press release:
Wow - sounds remarkably like PLoS One, even though they do not mention PLoS One in the announcement. Good news all around I think - the more OA we have out there the better.
H/T to Tom Sharpton and Katie Pollard for pointing this out.