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Friday, November 30, 2012

PLOS Comp Bio Launches Software Collection

The PLOS Computational Biology Software collection launches today, 11/29/12 at 2pm PT, gathering together 7 Software articles and poised to publish more. These papers highlight and describe outstanding open source software of exceptional importance that has been proven to provide new biological insights. These papers are free to reuse, redistribute and modify. Another goal of the collection is to bring recognition to the developers of software. As Andreas Prlić and Hilmar Lapp state in the collection's Editorial, "software and those who develop it are generally underrated by the academic system. This is our effort to bring more recognition to them".

PLOS Computational Biology is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal featuring works of exceptional significance that further our understanding of living systems at all scales through the application of computational methods. It is an official journal of the International Society for Computational Biology.

URL: http://www.ploscollections.org/software

Contact Person: Mei Yan Leung (mleung@plos.org)