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MEET PLOS BIOLOGY SENIOR EDITOR GABRIEL GASQUE
Gabriel Gasque

With formal training in neurophysiology and neurogenetics, Gabriel oversees many of PLOS Biology’s neuroscience submissions. Learn about new developments in the field he’s excited about.

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PLOS is Open so that everyone can read, share, and reuse the research we publish. Underlying our commitment to Open Science is our data availability policy which ensures every piece of your research is accessible and replicable. We also go beyond that, empowering authors to preregister their research, and publish protocols, negative and null results, and more.

WHERE PHYSICS & NEUROSCIENCE MEET

Hear from PLOS ONE Academic Editor Daniele Marinazzo on how the study of physics can be applied to neuroscience

NEUROSCIENCE IN THE NEWS

In 2020, PLOS articles were referenced an estimated 107,840 times by media outlets around the world. Read Neuroscience articles that made the news.

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My research is is focused on bridging across multiple biological scales to provide a cohesive understanding of structural and functional organisation of the brain. I think it's crucial for this endeavour to also build and disseminate tools to explore the brain with in vivo imaging methods. PLOS Biology offered an incredibly constructive review process, managed by an engaged and helpful editorial team. The solicited reviews were fair and comprehensive, and our manuscript was substantially improved by their insights.
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Casey Paquola
McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
FROM THE PLOS BLOGS NETWORK
Exploring code notebooks through community focused collaboration

The lack of reproducibility of research findings is a continuing concern in modern science. Code reproducibility is a central part of the problem and we have been exploring code notebooks as one potential solution. 

Imagining a transformed scientific publication landscape

Open Science is not a finish line, but rather a means to an end. An underlying goal behind the movement towards Open Science is to conduct and publish more reliable and thoroughly reported research.

Editors' picks
2020

Here, PLOS ONE Staff Editors from the different subject teams reflect on the past year choosing some of their favorite research. From research on plastic pollution to improving prognosis predictions for patients with cancer, we hope that these selections will have something of interest for everyone.

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