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PLoS Publishes Open Access Scientific Journal (2003)

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit open-access scientific publishing project aimed at creating a library of scientific journals and other scientific literature under an open content license. Therefore, PLoS journals are published under the Creative Commons Attribution License. PLoS began as a petition urging scientists to stop submitting papers to journals that did not make the full text of their papers available within six months. What Nobel Prize winner helped found PLoS? More...
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While the online petition was the initiative of Nobel Prize winner Harold Varmus WITH Patrick O. Brown & Michael Eisen, it was Brown & Eisen who started the non-profit publishing operation. After reading the article, it seems to me that it was Brown & Eisen who did most of the work.

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public libraries are the best thing in life are free and there one
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FORMER NIH DIRECTOR ON OPEN ACCESS

Harold Varmus — who is a Nobel Laureate and currently serves as the president of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center — has helped make open access publishing visible, credible, and even mainstream. “He’s been at the epicenter of the movement since its inception,” says Heather Joseph, executive director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. “He’s got that winning hand of seeing beyond the way things are, into what they might become, backed up by realistic ideas of what it might take to get there.”

The result, Varmus says, is that data and ideas that might otherwise never see the light of day can be openly debated and discussed. “We think this is very healthy,”

Harold Varmus did not become an open access advocate quietly. In 1999, when he was director of the NIH, he published a short paper calling for a radical rethinking of scientific publishing: He proposed making biomedical research papers freely available online. The reaction was not what he’d hoped for. Colleagues, publishers, and others responded with anger, he recalls, saying, “It got me in a lot of trouble.”

http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/harold_varmus_public_library_of_science/
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Medical research papers Must be kept confidential. Far too many half informed people would Play at creating something new and we would all end up in the Soup Pot.
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