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Coral Reef Research in PLoS ONE

We were delighted to hear that PLoS ONE has become a preferred venue for publishing in the Coral Reef research community:

“PLoS ONE has a huge standing and popularity in the Coral Reef world–it is where all the great stuff is coming out. I think it is really popular in part because so many coral reef scientists are in developing countries, with little access to paid subscription journals.” – John F. Bruno (PLoS ONE Author & Editorial Board member)

Image: Diverse benthic habitat off Adak Island, Alaska (Figure 3 from

IMAGE: Diverse benthic habitat off Adak Island, Alaska, showing sponges, hydroids, and stylasterid corals of the genus Stylaster at a depth of 150 meters (from

We’d like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to this community for embracing PLoS ONE and Open Access publishing and also to showcase this research (some of which is listed below, along with the name of the Editorial Board member who handled the peer review for each paper). Feel free to share this with colleagues and let them know that we welcome more submissions in this area!

John F. Bruno (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA):

Niyaz Ahmed (Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, India):

Steve Vollmer (Northeastern University, USA):

Rob Freckleton (University of Sheffield, UK):

Robert DeSalle (American Museum of Natural History, USA):

Sean Rands (University of Bristol, UK):

Stuart Humphries (University of Sheffield, UK):

Suzannah Rutherford (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA):

Ross Thompson (Monash University, Australia):

Eric Warrant (Lund University, Sweden):

Stuart A. Sandin (University of California San Diego, USA):

Eshel Ben-Jacob (Tel Aviv University, Israel):

Craig R. McClain (National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, USA):

Hany A. El-Shemy (Cairo University, Egypt):

Robin Charles May (University of Birmingham, UK):

Zoe Finkel (Mount Allison University, Canada):

As a truly multidisciplinary journal, PLoS ONE publishes a wide range of Coral Reef research that has (to date) spanned the subject areas of Marine and Aquatic Sciences, Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, Infectious Diseases, Plant Biology, Microbiology, Physics, Science Policy, Genetics and Genomics, Developmental Biology, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Biotechnology, Public Health and Epidemiology, Physiology, and Immunology.

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