Open Access News

News from the open access movement

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Betsy Mason reports in The Scientist that Vivian Siegel has left her position as editor of Cell to become the executive director of the open-access publishing unit at the Public Library of Science. Quoting Marc Kirschner of Harvard Medical School: "It's an extremely good sign. She's a very knowledgeable, effective editor of the leading journal of biology, and she's well known in the scientific community. It's an indication that the leadership [at the PLoS journals] will be effective, fair and inspired." (PS: A coup for open-access publishing proving --again, but dramatically-- that high quality and high prestige are entirely compatible with the elimination of price and permission barriers.)