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Open for microbiology: PLOS Biology at ASM 2013

As we have discussed in previous posts, PLOS Biology believes strongly that we are Open for a Reason; one of our key aims is to publish high quality research in areas of importance to ensure that it reaches the widest possible audience without any barriers to access.  Microbiological research is an area of research that we believe should be as openly available as is possible  by being published in an open access, CC-BY journal with associated data mineable and reusable.

PLOS Biology publishes many interesting and high profile studies from the field of microbiology – to give you a taste of what we’ve recently published, check out the links  we’ve provided below to access latest research in this field.

From tomorrow, I will be attending the 113th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Denver, Colorado, together with my colleagues from PLOS ONE, where I look forward to meeting with our Academic Editors, authors and reviewers in the microbiology research community.

If you’re also attending and would like to find out more about how to publish in an Open Access journal, please visit us at the PLOS booth, number 350, where you can meet with myself and my fellow PLOS colleagues. PLOS Biology is also planning a Meet the editor session from 1:30-3.30pm on Sunday 19th May, so come by then, or stop by another time to leave me a message (or alternatively email me at biologue[at] Looking forward to meeting you in Denver.


If you’re interested in microbiology, you might want to read ….

(and of course you can because they are published in PLOS Biology and all Open Access….)

Cooperation and the Fate of Microbial Societies

The Evolution of Mutualism in Gut Microbiota Via Host Epithelial Selection

Selecting One of Several Mating Types through Gene Segment Joining and Deletion in Tetrahymena thermophila

Conformational Change-Induced Repeat Domain Expansion Regulates Rap Phosphatase Quorum-Sensing Signal Receptors

Structural Basis of Rap Phosphatase Inhibition by Phr Peptides

Candida albicans Commensalism and Pathogenicity Are Intertwined Traits Directed by a Tightly Knit Transcriptional Regulatory Circuit

When the Most Potent Combination of Antibiotics Selects for the Greatest Bacterial Load: The Smile-Frown Transition

The Human Microbiome Project: A Community Resource for the Healthy Human Microbiome

Microtubules in Bacteria: Ancient Tubulins Build a Five-Protofilament Homolog of the Eukaryotic Cytoskeleton









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