June 23, 2006
Online Journal Will Have Low Rejection Rate; Medical Journal Will Retract Paper Over Conflict
ACCESS EXPANDING: Like elite colleges, top scientific journals often advertise their rejection rates — to show how exclusive they are. But the open-access publisher Public Library of Science is now moving in the opposite direction. PLoS is starting a multidisciplinary journal in August that will publish papers no matter how unimportant their results are.
The multidisciplinary online journal, PLoS ONE (http://www.plosone.org), will concentrate on speedy review and publication