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PLoS Computational Biology, Vol. 1, #1
Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library
Public Library of Science (PLoS) Computational Biology, an open-access, peer-reviewed journal, covers the application of quantitative and computational methods to problems in the life sciences. In the past five years, Berkeley has emerged as the premier university in the field of computational biology. Michael Eisen, a UC Berkeley professor, is one of the co-founders of the Bay Area-based, non-profit PLoS, an institute devoted to offering scientific journals free to anyone with an Internet connection. This unique publishing model represents a revolution in the world of academic journals. Eisen is also one of 50 science and technology leaders profiled in the December 2005 issue of Scientific American magazine.
We are trying to make all of the published science literature free to anyone online, which is something that's not available today. If you are a student in high school and you want to read about it you can’t, and the Public Library of Science is about changing that.