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PLOS ONE, originally PLoS ONE, has been published by the Public Library of Science since 2006 and features reports of primary research from all disciplines within science and medicine. By not excluding papers on the basis of subject area, PLOS ONE facilitates the discovery of the connections between papers whether within or between disciplines. It is peer-reviewed and they have an open access policy[1][2][3]

Open data access policy[edit | edit source]

PLOS ONE has been an open data journal since March 3, 2014.

Statement on Data Availability[edit | edit source]

The data policy was implemented on March 3, 2014. Any paper submitted before that date will not have a data availability statement. However for all manuscripts submitted or published before this date, data must be available upon reasonable request.[4]

PLOS ONE articles are now published under a Creative Commons By Attribution license, the most recent being the CC-BY-4.0 Creative Commons By Attribution 4.0 International license.[5]

PACE trial[edit | edit source]

The paper Adaptive Pacing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Graded Exercise, and Specialist Medical Care for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis[6] based on the PACE trial was published by PLOS ONE on August 1, 2012, and data, although requested by 5 Professors, has not been released.[7]

James Coyne is an open critic of the PACE trial who wrote for PLOS Blogs at the time of the PACE publication in PLOS ONE.[8] Professor Coyne stated in a tweet:

"@PLOSBlogs forces me to blog elsewhere about #PACE because of threats from @RichardHorton1."[9]

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PACE trial - A controversial study which claimed that CBT and GET were effective in treating "CFS/ME", despite the fact that its own data did not support this conclusion. Its results and methodology were widely disputed by patients, scientists, and the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

pacing - The practice of staying within one's "energy envelope" by interspersing periods of activity with periods of rest. ME/CFS patients use pacing to avoid or reduce post-exertional malaise (PEM). Some patients use a heart rate monitor to help with pacing.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

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