Bringing PLOS Genetics Editors to Preprint Servers Public Deposited

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  • Barsh, G.S.
    • Other Affiliation: Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Bergman, C.M.
    • Other Affiliation: University of Georgia
  • Brown, C.D.
    • Other Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
  • Singh, N.D.
    • Other Affiliation: North Carolina State University,
  • Copenhaver, G.P.
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology
  • What's the first thing you do after making a cool new discovery? If you're like us, you run up and down the hallway, propelled by excitement, eager to show your latest result to your colleagues. But the hallway is a pretty limited audience, so we soon turn to publishing our work in a peer-reviewed journal to show it to the whole world (assuming it is an open-access journal). That's when the fun of discovery can come to a screeching halt and turn into dreary hours of formatting and online form submission only to wait weeks, if not months, for your manuscript to wend its way through the peer-review system. Preprint servers (PPS) can short-circuit those cheerless steps, at least for a time, and allow the fruits of your labor to be seen immediately by all who are interested. In addition to increasing the visibility of authors' work, PPS provide opportunities for journals to identify manuscripts that are good fit for their audience. In that vein, PLOS Genetics is pleased to announce a new initiative to use PPS for identifying and soliciting manuscripts, as part of PLOS' overall mission to improve the efficiency and accessibility of science communication (and, of course, to make the process less cheerless for authors). As part of that effort, we now have a dedicated team of editors who will focus on identifying manuscripts on PPS that are potentially suitable for publication in PLOS Genetics.
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  • PLoS Genetics
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  • 12
Journal issue
  • 12
  • English
  • Publisher
  • 1553-7390
  • Public Library of Science

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