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Open Library of Humanities (OLH)

The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is a project exploring a PLOS-style model for the humanities and social sciences. This site aims to give the background to and rationale for such a project along with an initial call for participants so that they can put a team together in Spring 2013. Note: OLH is not affiliated with PLoS, but is interested in applying the success of the PLoS model in humanities and social sciences. This website will be used for the preliminary stages of developing the organisational structure of OLH, as they launch as a not-for-profit company, and in the run-up to launching the actual journal and database.

eLife launched

eLife, the open-access journal for outstanding advances in life science and biomedicine, reveals a fresh approach to presenting and using scientific content on its new website, launched today.

In June 2011, three leading research funders came together in a unique collaboration to inspire change in science communication. The first product of this partnership is eLife – an open-access journal for the most influential research in life science and biomedicine. After much anticipation surrounding the announcement of the project, recruitment of the academic editorial team, the call for papers, and the publication of first articles, the eLife journal website was introduced December 13, 2012.

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