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Meet PLOS at AGU 2014

AGU_CarouselPLOS ONE is excited to return to the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting (AGU 2014) for a third consecutive year.  The event will be held once again at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, just a few blocks south of PLOS Headquarters.  All are encouraged to stop by booth #2605 to speak with PLOS staff and learn more about our journals.  We look forward to meeting current and prospective authors, Academic Editors, reviewers and anyone else who is interested in PLOS!

At AGU 2013 we announced a call for papers for a new PLOS Collection entitled “Responding to Climate Change” which included Hansen et al.’s article, ‘Assessing “Dangerous Climate Change”: Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature.’  To coincide with AGU 2014, we will shortly be updating this collection to feature new research articles.  These papers focus on mitigating and adapting to the effects of the changing climate and feature a range of geophysical approaches, from managing coral reefs based on thermal patterns to the potential of wind power in Australia.  Be sure to look out for the blog highlighting the updated collection in mid-December to see all of the latest additions.  The call for papers remains open; if you are interested in submitting your research to the Responding to Climate Change Collection please contact us at

In addition to our PLOS Collections articles, we publish many other great works in the geophysical sciences.  This includes one of PLOS ONE’s most popular articles this year, which solved a long-standing national park mystery by combining glaciology, petrology, and atmospheric science.  To date, Norris et al.’s “Sliding Rocks on Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park: First Observation of Rocks in Motion” has received nearly 202,000 page views and 5,000 PDF downloads, impressive press coverage, and massive social media buzz.  This article is just one of the many compelling and important works published in the past year.

The PLOS booth, #2605, will be active all week during AGU 2014, so please stop by any time to see more highlights and meet our staff!  You can also time your visit to coincide with one of our Meet-the-Editor sessions, where you can bring your questions directly to PLOS ONE staff Editors.  These will be held Tuesday December 16th from 2:00-3:00, Wednesday the 17th from 12:30-1:30 and Thursday the 18th from 12:30-1:30.  We look forward to seeing you!

Post written by Jessica Rozek

Images: NASA Goddard Photo and Video. 2010; Petraglia MD, Alsharekh A, Breeze P, Clarckson C, Crassard R, et al. PLOS ONE. 2012. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049840; Nie Y, Liu Q, Lui S. PLOS ONE, 2013. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083973; van Breugel M, Hall JS, Craven D, Bailon M, Hernandez A, et al. PLOS ONE. 2013. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082433

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