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Table of Contents: Open Access Collection

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In keeping with our primary mission of making the world’s scientific and medical literature a public resource, PLoS periodically publishes articles that explore the issues surrounding open access. Selected articles—collected from PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Pathogens, and PLoS ONE—are featured to highlight key issues relating to open access. New articles will be added to the collection as they are published at www.ploscollections.org/openaccess

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Message from the Founders

Why PLoS Became a Publisher

Patrick O Brown, Michael B Eisen, Harold E Varmus

Editorials

Open Access to Research Is in the Public Interest

Bevin P Engelward, Richard J Roberts

Open Access: Taking Full Advantage of the Content

Philip E. Bourne, J. Lynn Fink, Mark Gerstein

Who Pays for Open Access?

Helen Doyle, Andy Gass, Rebecca Kennison

Whose Copy? Whose Rights?

Andy Gass, Helen Doyle, Rebecca Kennison

Message from ISCB

ISCB Public Policy Statement on Open Access to Scientific and Technical Research Literature

Richard H. Lathrop, Burkhard Rost , ISCB Membership, ISCB Executive Committee, ISCB Board of Directors, ISCB Public Affairs Committee

Essays

Opinion

Perspectives

Why Full Open Access Matters

Michael W. Carroll

Institutional Open Access Funds: Now Is the Time

Charles D. Eckman, Beth T. Weil

Health in Action

Global Health Delivery 2.0: Using Open-Access Technologies for Transparency and Operations Research

Duncan Smith-Rohrberg Maru, Aditya Sharma, Jason Andrews, Sanjay Basu, Jhapat Thapa, Shefali Oza, Chhitij Bashyal, Bibhav Acharya, Ryan Schwarz

Review

Adventures in Semantic Publishing: Exemplar Semantic Enhancements of a Research Article

David Shotton, Katie Portwin, Graham Klyne, Alistair Miles

Research Articles

Full Text and Figure Display Improves Bioscience Literature Search

Anna Divoli, Michael A. Wooldridge, Marti A. Hearst

Open Access to the Scientific Journal Literature: Situation 2009

Bo-Christer Björk, Patrik Welling, Mikael Laakso, Peter Majlender, Turid Hedlund, Guðni Guðnason

Systematic Characterizations of Text Similarity in Full Text Biomedical Publications

Zhaohui Sun, Mounir Errami, Tara Long, Chris Renard, Nishant Choradia, Harold Garner

Sharing Detailed Research Data Is Associated with Increased Citation Rate

Heather A. Piwowar, Roger S. Day, Douglas B. Fridsma

Self-Selected or Mandated, Open Access Increases Citation Impact for Higher Quality Research

Yassine Gargouri, Chawki Hajjem, Vincent Larivière, Yves Gingras, Les Carr, Tim Brody, Stevan Harnad