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"PLoS ONE and the Rise of the Open Access Mega Journal" by Peter Binfield

A presentation made by Peter Binfield, of Public Library of Science (PLoS), to the Society of Scholarly Publishing (SSP) meeting, June 1st 2011. Describing the model behind the journal PLoS ONE, some indications of the success of that model, and predicting the development of a new type of journal model for academic publishing - the Open Access Mega Journal.

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PLoS ONE and the rise of the Open Access Mega Journal Committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature  a public resource Peter Binfield, Publisher PLoS, pbinfield@plos.org
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"PLoS ONE and the Rise of the Open Access Mega Journal" by Peter Binfield

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