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Saturday, July 23, 2005

Preview of PLoS Pathogens

The Public Library of Science is offering a preview of PLoS Pathogens, the OA journal it will formally launch on September 30. From the preview: 'The journal is led by Editor-in-Chief John A.T. Young, a professor in the Infectious Disease Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. "Understanding pathogens and how they interact with their hosts is one of the most serious scientific challenges we face. New pathogens are emerging all the time, and others adapt to treatments efforts," Young says. The journal will publish rigorously peer-reviewed papers in the broad field of pathogens research, which includes bacteria, fungi, parasites, prions, and viruses. Open access --free availability and unrestricted use-- to all articles published in the journal is central to the mission of PLoS Pathogens and the Public Library of Science. "Our open-access license means [the research published] is immediately available to scientists all over the world," the journal's editorial team explains.'