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Site: OpenLearn Create
Course: ORION MOOC for Open Science in the Life Sciences 2.0 (ORION_MOOC_2.0)
Glossary: Glossary: Open Science in the Life Sciences

Patient Engagement

The patient-centered model used in all healthcare projects needs to be redifined as patient empowerment and health self-control is getting more presence in the normal clinical  course of national healthcare systems.

PLoS Computational Biology (OA Policy)

The journal Open Access policies of PLoS Computational Biology are:

  • paid open access: yes
  • pre/post-print archiving: yes (pre- and post-print)
  • embargo period: none, OA journal
  • other restrictions/curiosities: authors retain copyright

PLoS Computational Biology is a RoMEO green journal.

plos one

Journal: PLoS ONE [1] (ESSN: 1932-6203)
RoMEO: This is a RoMEO green journal
Listed in: DOAJ as an open access journal
Author's Pre-print: green tick  author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)
Author's Post-print: green tick  author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)
Publisher's Version/PDF: green tick  author can archive publisher's version/PDF
General Conditions:
  • Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0
  • Authors retain copyright
  • Publisher's version/PDF may be used
  • Published source must be acknowledged with citation
  • Author's pre-prints can be deposited in pre-print servers
  • Publisher will deposit articles in PubMed Central
Mandated OA: (Awaiting information)
  • All titles are open access journals
Copyright: Pre-print Server policy - Open Access
Updated: 08-Sep-2016 - Suggest an update for this record
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Published by: Public Library of Science - Green Policies in RoMEO

Predatory Publishing

Predatory publishing generally refers to the systematic for-profit publication of purportedly scholarly content (in journals and articles, monographs, books, or conference proceedings) in a deceptive or fraudulent way and without any regard for quality assurance. (Definition taken from COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics)

Further information

  • Beall's List is a resource that helps you find out whether an OA journal that you plan to publish with is considered questionable or predatory:
  • More detailed information about the practice of predatory publishing and why it harms the reputation of scientists and Open Access Journals can be found in this discussion paper compiled by COPE: