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Thanking our Peer Reviewers

As 2010 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to recognize all of the hard work, effort and dedication of our peer-reviewers.  Since our launch in 2006, our peer reviewers (now over 35,000) have played a vital role in PLoS ONE’s publication process and our authors and Academic Editors have benefited from their invaluable contributions. It is truly amazing that we have gone from 9,000 reviewers from launch – end 2008 to the current figure, just 2 years later, of 35,000!

In previous years, we tried to thank all peer reviewers by name however, in 2010 alone we benefited from the input of over 18,000 peer reviewers, and so it has become unfeasible to thank them all by name.

Our peer reviewers are from all over the world and we understand that they take time out of their busy schedules to volunteer, often times anonymously, to evaluate the research submitted to PLoS ONE.  Without them, we would not be as successful as we are today and we thank them for improving the quality of our authors’ research, as well as, helping us make 2010 a record breaking year.   Many thanks again and we look forward to another wonderful year!

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