Cameron Neylon

Cameron Neylon is former Advocacy Director at PLOS, a role he moved to from a career as a researcher. He has an interest in how to make the Internet more effective as a tool for science and writes and speaks regularly on scholarly communication, the design of Web-based tools for research, and the need for policy and cultural change within and around the research community.

Open Access Pioneer: The Public Library of Science

By reimagining scientific publishing as a type of commons, PLOS has been at the vanguard of the massive shift in scholarly publishing. Access to research is increasingly more open, and not restricted or delayed – and scientific inquiry itself has become more rigorous. Equally important, PLOS has been able to provide vital advocacy and pacesetting innovation to the field, which now includes thousands of open access journals and over half a million freely licensed research articles.

August 23, 2017