Date Published: April 28, 2009
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Abstract: The PLoS Medicine editors lay out their renewed vision for the journal–of taking an evidence-based approach to publishing on topics of global health priority, which encompass the social, environmental, and political determinants of health, as well as the biological.
Partial Text: In the age of the Internet, five years can seem like an eternity. PLoS Medicine issued its first call for papers five years ago and the inaugural issue went live online five years ago this October—for those of you who are nostalgic, check out the original call for papers . Anniversaries often prompt reflection, and over the past few months we’ve taken a close look at our original plans for PLoS Medicine, what’s happened since the journal launched, and most importantly how the journal should evolve in the future. We now propose a refocusing of the journal’s priorities that will, we believe, align them more closely with the world’s health priorities.