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PLoS Medicine— A Medical Journal for the Internet Age

  • Michael B Eisen,
  • Patrick O Brown,
  • Harold E Varmus
  • Published: October 19, 2004
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0010031

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The greatest impact factor

Posted by plosmedicine on 30 Mar 2009 at 23:37 GMT

Author: Maria Francisca Ham
Institution: Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Pathology (C-3)
E-mail: ham_mf@molpath.med.osaka-u.ac.jp; takakuwa@molpath.med.osaka-u.ac.jp
Additional Authors: Tetsuya Takakuwa
Submitted Date: October 19, 2004
Published Date: October 19, 2004
This comment was originally posted as a “Reader Response” on the publication date indicated above. All Reader Responses are now available as comments.

Welcome PLoS Medicine ! When we were graduated as medical doctors about ten years ago, we'd never heard the word "internet", but nowadays almost no day without accessing the Web for many purposes, we and most of our colleagues. May be only doctors work in the very remote area with no computer and other electrical appliances are not familiar with "internet". The coming of open acess journal, especially PLoS Medicine has raised a long and hot debate reflecting the many facets of competing interest on publication. Of course we could not be sure of something not yet to happen, as with the internet itself about ten years ago. But the overwhelming great support worldwide might be a guarantee that PLoS Medicine might achieve a high "impact factor". And the greatest impact, we think, might be the contribution it made to the way high quality medical information is distributed globally, regardless of economy affordability.

No competing interests declared.