Alles spricht dafür, dass das Flaggschiff des Open-Access-Verlags Public Library of Science, PLoS One mit 6749 Artikeln das größte wissenschaftliche Journal ist.
In a press release earlier today, the Nature Publishing Group announced a new journal that is covering biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics,
is an open access journal, giving the authors the choice of two Creative Commons non-commercial licenses,
will publish all papers that are judged to be technically valid and original, and
uses article-level metrics to put the emphasis on the individual article rather than the journal as a whole.
The new journal is called Scientific Reports, and obviously resembles PLoS ONE in many ways, down to the article-processing charges which are $1350 for both journals (but will go up to $1700 for Scientific Reports in 2012). The journal is open for submissions and will publish the first papers this summer.