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Wednesday, October 29, 2003

More on the PLoS Biology launch

Julie Yen, Free online science journal launched, The Stanford Daily, October 29, 2004. Quoting PLoS co-founder and Stanford biochemist Pat Brown: "If we succeed, the treasury of knowledge in the scientific and scholarly literature will not be restricted to the lucky few who have access to the research libraries of wealthy institutions like Stanford, but to billions of people around the world....We believe this will be a great boost to education, informed medical practice and scientific literacy. And it will enable scientists to develop creative new ways to organize, integrate and use the information that currently exists as stacks of journals on library shelves, or their digital clones."