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PLoS ONE Release Candidate 0.6

The PLoS ONE 0.6 release candidate is now live. This release candidate features Browse by Subject, Browse by Publication Date and a bunch of user registration/login/profile updates/fixes. The features implemented and bugs fixed in RC 0.6 include:

  • Browse by Subject
  • Browse by Publication Date
  • Full Safari support
  • Fixes to IE display issues
  • Cross section and cross paragraph annotations now work correctly
  • A single email address for both login and email alerts
  • Users can change their email address and password from their profile
  • Resend email address verification
  • Update to Dojo JavaScript library
  • Some minor changes to webpages…

Actually, the release candidate went live last week but I was at the 2007 Allen Press Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing Seminar. The seminar featured some great speakers. Jaron Lanier gave a keynote about the current alpha-dog mentality in the blogosphere (which I think was prompted by the threats made against technologist Kathy Sierra and even appears in blogs about pianos) and author pay models in scientific publishing. Josh Greenburg talked about the Zotero FireFox extension which allows you to collect, manage, tag and cite your research sources (note to self – make this available for PLoS ONE). John Wilbanks of Science Commons gave a talk on using data in scientific journals. And our own Chris Surridge gave a presentation on open peer review.

I plan on updating the PLoS technology blog more often. I have a lot to post about – the next PLoS ONE release candidate, Topaz development, etc. Just seems like the week always goes by a bit too fast for me to join the blogging highway….

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