In April we announced the launch of our first journals in fourteen years. One of these journals is PLOS Digital Health. Today, we get a snapshot into the Editor-in-Chief’s vision for the journal.
Leo Anthony Celi
Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, MIT
Editor-in-Chief, PLOS Digital Health
“It is time to put words into action and address the issues of reproducibility and lack of diversity in the research enterprise…”
What’s your vision for PLOS Digital Health?
Policies will be adopted that promote collaboration across disciplines. We have to re-evaluate the publish or perish mantra from the 20th century that has engendered a negative competitive research ecosystem. We have to change the bullying and micro-aggression within an antiquated anonymous peer review system and advocate for a transparent crowdsourced evaluation of submissions. We see students under the mentorship of faculty playing a bigger role in the peer review process.
What makes PLOS Digital Health?
PLOS Digital Health will prioritize reproducibility and promote open collaborative cross-disciplinary science for the collection, curation, harmonization and analysis of health-related data produced by digitalization.
What features excite you the most?
It is time to put words into action and address the issues of reproducibility and lack of diversity in the research enterprise with bolder policies. It is time to redraw the world’s very unequal medical knowledge map.