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  1. Mark Patterson Named Managing Executive Editor of New Open Access Journal

    October 10, 2011

    Mark N. Patterson, Ph.D., director of publishing at the Public Library of Science (PLoS), has been named managing executive editor of a new open-access research journal that the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust are launching next year. Patterson joined PLoS in 2003 and played a key role in launching its flagship publication PLoS Biology. He also aided in development of other PLoS journals, including innovative projects, such as PLoS ONE and PLoS Currents. An outspoken advocate of open access publishing, Patterson worked for several years as an...

  2. The one new journal we might actually need

    September 29, 2011

    From Genome Biology . ...Should anyone attempt to put one of these in my stocking, no matter how prettily it's wrapped, it will be returned with a nasty note. Don't say you haven't been warned. But there is one thing that I thought I was going to put on this list that, instead, I find I actually do want for Christmas: another scientific journal. Read more at http://genomebiology.com/2011/12/9/129

  3. Randy Schekman to Lead New Journal

    July 11, 2011

    Randy W. Schekman, a distinguished cell biologist and the 14th editor of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has been named the first editor of a new journal that the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust aim to launch next year. “It is my strong feeling that there is a need for a scientific journal at the very high end that is run by active practicing scientists embedded in an academic environment, individuals who experience both the frustrations and satisfactions of research,” says Schekman. “The scientific journals that are now at...

  4. New journal editor named as Randy Schekman

    July 11, 2011

    Randy Schekman, a distinguished cell biologist and the 14th editor of ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’, has been named the first editor of a new journal that the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust aim to launch next year. "It is my strong feeling that there is a need for a scientific journal at the very high end that is run by active practicing scientists embedded in an academic environment, individuals who experience both the frustrations and satisfactions of research," says Schekman. "The scientific journals that are now at the...

  5. Leading Research Organizations Announce Top-Tier, Open Access Journal for Biomedical and Life Sciences

    June 27, 2011

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust announced today that they are to support a new, top-tier, open access journal for biomedical and life sciences research. The three organizations aim to establish a new journal that will attract and define the very best research publications from across these fields. All research published in the journal will make highly significant contributions that will extend the boundaries of scientific knowledge. A team of highly regarded, experienced and actively practicing scientists will ensure fair, swift and...

  6. Three Biomedical Funders to Launch Open Access Journal

    June 27, 2011

    From Science . Three heavyweight, nongovernmental funders of science announced today that they are launching a free online biology journal aimed at publishing the very best papers within a few weeks of submission. But few confirmed details are available about the journal, which doesn't yet have a name, editor, publisher, or business model. Two biomedical research charities, the Wellcome Trust in the United Kingdom and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in the United States, have joined together with the Max Planck Society in Germany to launch the journal. At a briefing today in London...

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