When Journals Pounce

Big deal on the blogs last night.  Nature published an article on PLoS.  You can read lots about it from Coturnix, Drug Monkey, Razib, Greg Laden, and more.  The article is, as far as I can tell a rather scathing review on open-access publishing, stating that PLoS is not doing well finanacially, and that they are publishing lots of mediocre articles (in the PLoS journals of PLoS Medicine, PLoS Biology, PLoS Computational Biology, etc) in order to allow them to publish the “haute couture” of articles in PLoS ONE.  Continue reading