Cameron Neylon

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Cameron Neylon
Cameron Neylon in 2013 at the CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI8).jpg
Cameron Neylon in 2013
Born David Cameron Neylon
Alma mater
Thesis Towards the directed molecular evolution of DNA-binding specificity (1999)
Known for
Notable awards Blue Obelisk award (2010)

David Cameron Neylon is an advocate for open access and the Advocacy Director at the Public Library of Science.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][2][10][11][12][13][14][15]


Neylon was educated at the University of Western Australia[citation needed] and the Australian National University where he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biophysics in 1999 for work on directed molecular evolution and DNA-binding specificity.[16][17]


In 2009 Neylon was a senior scientist at the ISIS neutron source of the Science and Technology Facilities Council.[18] In 2012 he began to serve as director of advocacy at the Public Library of Science.[19]

Neylon is an original drafter of the Panton Principles and opposed the Research Works Act[20] and advocates for governmental encouragement for researchers to use open access licensing.[21][22]

Neylon advocates for the use of altmetrics in determining the impact of scholarly publications.[23][24] Neylon is part of Flooved Advisory Board

Awards and honours[edit]

In 2010 he accepted a Blue Obelisk award.[25]


  1. ^ Cameron Neylon's publications indexed by Google Scholar, a free service provided by Google
  2. ^ a b Segaran, Toby; Hammerbacher, Jeff, eds. (2009). Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions. O'Reilly. ISBN 978-0596157111. 
  3. ^ Cameron Neylon on Twitter
  4. ^ Neylon, C. (2012). "More Than Just Access: Delivering on a Network-Enabled Literature". PLoS Biology 10 (10): e1001417. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001417. PMC 3479106. PMID 23109911. 
  5. ^ Neylon, C. (2004). "Chemical and biochemical strategies for the randomization of protein encoding DNA sequences: Library construction methods for directed evolution". Nucleic Acids Research 32 (4): 1448–1459. doi:10.1093/nar/gkh315. PMC 390300. PMID 14990750. 
  6. ^ Cameron Neylon's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier.
  7. ^ Neylon, Cameron (28 March 2013). "Cameron Neylon calls for greater precision in the use of open-access terminology". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  8. ^ Neylon, Cameron (7 September 2011). "Cameron Neylon: Time for total scientific openness". New Scientist (2828). Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Cameron Neylon video interview on YouTube
  10. ^ Cameron Neylon publications from Europe PubMed Central
  11. ^ Neylon, C. (2013). "Architecting the Future of Research Communication: Building the Models and Analytics for an Open Access Future". PLoS Biology 11 (10): e1001691. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001691. PMC 3805469. PMID 24167448. 
  12. ^ Eisen, J. A.; MacCallum, C. J.; Neylon, C. (2013). "Expert Failure: Re-evaluating Research Assessment". PLoS Biology 11 (10): e1001677. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001677. PMC 3792859. PMID 24115910. 
  13. ^ Milsted, A. J.; Hale, J. R.; Frey, J. G.; Neylon, C. (2013). "Lab Trove: A Lightweight, Web Based, Laboratory "Blog" as a Route towards a Marked Up Record of Work in a Bioscience Research Laboratory". PLoS ONE 8 (7): e67460. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067460. PMC 3720848. PMID 23935832. 
  14. ^ Neylon, C. (2009). "Funding ban could break careers at the toss of a coin". Nature 459 (7247): 641. doi:10.1038/459641b. 
  15. ^ Neylon, C. (2009). "Stitching science together". Nature 461 (7266): 881. doi:10.1038/461881a. PMID 19829355. 
  16. ^ Neylon, David Cameron (1999). Towards the directed molecular evolution of DNA-binding specificity (PhD thesis). Australian National University. 
  17. ^ Neylon; Brown, S. E.; Kralicek, A. V.; Miles, C. S.; Love, C. A.; Dixon, N. E. (2000). "Interaction of the Escherichia coli replication terminator protein (Tus) with DNA: a model derived from DNA-binding studies of mutant proteins by surface plasmon resonance". Biochemistry 39 (39): 11989–11999. doi:10.1021/bi001174w. PMID 11009613. 
  18. ^ Coturnix (28 December 2009). "ScienceOnline09 – an interview with Cameron Neylon – A Blog Around The Clock". ScienceBlogs. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  19. ^ Yaplee, Darlene (27 March 2012). "Cameron Neylon to Join PLoS as Director of Advocacy | PLOS". Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  20. ^ Crotty, David (25 April 2012). "An Interview with Cameron Neylon, PLoS’ New Director of Advocacy". Scholarly Kitchen. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  21. ^ Neylon, C. (2012). "Science publishing: Open access must enable open use". Nature 492 (7429): 348–349. doi:10.1038/492348a. PMID 23257864. 
  22. ^ Konkel, Frank (27 Feb 2013). "White House research directive responds to We the People petition, builds on NIH policies -- FCW". Federal Computer Week. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  23. ^ Neylon, C.; Wu, S. (2009). "Article-Level Metrics and the Evolution of Scientific Impact". PLoS Biology 7 (11): e1000242. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000242. PMC 2768794. PMID 19918558. 
  24. ^ Nielsen, Michael (10 August 2010). "Cameron Neylon on practical steps toward open science". Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  25. ^ " Blue Obelisk Awards - blueobelisk". 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2013.