Tuesday, September 8, 2009

200th PLoS ONE article evaluated at Faculty of 1000

It is heartening to note that 200th article from PLoS ONE has now been evaluated at the Faculty of 1000 Biology. Last year on July 17, a report on the evaluation of 100th article from PLoS ONE was posted on this blog. It is about in a year's time that further one hundred articles were evaluated; a remarkable achievement despite a very high volume publishing in diverse areas. Since the number of articles almost tripled in a year (6000 in August 2009 versus 2600 in July 2008), the number of evaluations touched almost 10 per month (3.3% of total articles published). For a broad based and high volume journal such as PLoS ONE, the F1000 evaluations serve as an important quality index for individual articles.