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Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access (OA) programme manager, has been invited to join PLoS International Advisory Group.
‘It is a great honour for EIFL and recognition of Iryna’s work to be invited to join this group of eminent people from around the world. We welcome the opportunity to deepen our involvement in PLoS’s important work,’ said Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director.
PLoS – Public Library of Science – is one of the top three OA publishers in the world. The PLoS International Advisory Group advises on matters of international relevance to PLoS’s mission and core principles.
Confirming Iryna’s appointment, Professor Rosalind Smyth, PLoS Board of Directors member, said: ‘We are delighted to have Iryna on board. Through her work with EIFL’s Open Access programme in developing and transition countries across the world, Iryna brings precisely the international perspective and links, as we expand our remit.’
PLoS publishes tens of thousands of research articles every year in seven peer-reviewed OA journals: PLoS Biology and PLoS Medicine, which are the two PLoS flagship journals; the community journals PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Pathogens and PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; and PLoS ONE, which publishes rigorous science across the full range of life and health sciences.
PLoS is also a major voice in advocating for open access, and a founder member of International Open Access Week. In March 2009 PLoS became the first publisher to track transparent and comprehensive information about the usage and reach of published articles, giving the academic community another avenue to help assess their value.