figshare partners with Open Access mega journal publisher PLOS
"PLOS has always been an organisation that we admire here at figshare, which is why we are delighted to announce today our new partnership to aid the visualisation of different types of data across the PLOS journals. figshare will host the supplemental data for all seven PLOS journals, as well as provide a widget that will enable PLOS users to view data in the articles in the browser alongside the content... The growing diversity of research outputs has meant that publishers are looking for new ways to incorporate different file types into the research article. An example of this can be seen in Elsevier’s article of the future project. figshare is looking to easily integrate with publishers to help them improve the submission process of different research formats, at a time when author preference is becoming a key factor in academic publishing. This move illustrates PLOS’ continued innovation in the academic publishing space, with a focus on catering to the needs of their authors. The new functionality on PLOS also allows the files to be discovered through a portal on figshare which will go live in the coming weeks. The partnership will also help PLOS fulfil the growing requests from funders for academics to make all of their research outputs available..."