About the Authors

Linda Nevin

medicine_editors@plos.org

Affiliation Public Library of Science, San Francisco, California, United States of America and Cambridge, United Kingdom

on behalf of the PLOS Medicine Editors

Affiliation Public Library of Science, San Francisco, California, United States of America and Cambridge, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors' individual competing interests are at http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/s/staff-editors. PLOS is funded partly through manuscript publication charges, but the PLOS Medicine Editors are paid a fixed salary (their salaries are not linked to the number of papers published in the journal).