Continuing its grand tradition of open access, PLoS One launched a rating system for papers that promises to encourage community involvement. Here's a blog post from Chris Surridge at PLoS explaining the rating system and why it's important. And at his Tree of Life blog, Jonathan Eisen has a post on his first use of the PLoS ratings and why you should go try it out yourself.

 

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