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Wednesday, 21st October 2015

PLOS Articles Available on Microsoft's Docs.com

By Africa S. Hands

From PLOS:

This provides authors an environment to package their PLOS articles with related content post-publication – such as additional data or slides – thus extending the life of the article. In addition, exposing content through diverse venues enables the broader community to interact with PLOS content.

Microsoft reached out to PLOS to add quality scientific content to Docs.com in order to create an environment where scientists and the public see trusted work. Initially the top 400 articles from each PLOS journal by PubMed Central download metrics were uploaded to Docs.com to establish a foundation of diverse and highly regarded scientific content ready to discover and share. More articles will be added in the future.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

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