Hopistal microbial ecology makes cover of “Medical Science” journal though figure from another paper

OK so I know nothing about this journal Medical Science | Journal. But the cover of their May issue is a figure from a a paper on hospital microbial ecology.  The article is Deepa S, Abishek MU, Venkatesha D. The air as harbinger of infections in critical care units. Medical Science, 2014, 8(28), 8-13).  Here is one strange thing though – the cover image is from another paper: Figure 5 from The ignored diversity: complex bacterial communities in intensive care units revealed by 16S pyrosequencing.

Figure 5.


It is a cool figure and it is from a paper I had missed on ICU microbial ecology so I am glad they used it.

Anyway – the papers are open access and both seem worth checking out.

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Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. My lab is in the UC Davis Genome Center and I hold appointments in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Evolution and Ecology in the College of Biological Sciences. My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis (see my lab site here which has more information on lab activities).  In addition to research, I am heavily involved in the Open Access publishing and Open Science movements.