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
David Cameron Neylon
Alma mater
Known for
AwardsBlue Obelisk award (2010)
Scientific career
ThesisTowards the directed molecular evolution of DNA-binding specificity (1999)

David Cameron Neylon is an advocate for open access and Professor of Research Communications at the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University.[3][4] From 2012 - 2015 they were the Advocacy Director at the Public Library of Science.[1][5][6][7][8]


Neylon was educated at the University of Western Australia[citation needed] and the Australian National University where they were awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biophysics in 1999 for work on directed molecular evolution and DNA-binding specificity.[9][10]


In 2009 Neylon was a senior scientist at the ISIS neutron source of the Science and Technology Facilities Council.[11] From 2012 to 2015 they served as director of advocacy at the Public Library of Science.[12] They joined The Centre for Culture and Technology (CCAT) at Curtin University in 2015 as Professor of Research Communications.[3][4]

Neylon is an original drafter of the Panton Principles and opposed the Research Works Act[13] and advocates for governmental encouragement for researchers to use open access licensing.[14][15]

Neylon advocates for the use of altmetrics in determining the impact of scholarly publications.[16][17]

Awards and honours[edit]

In 2010 they accepted a Blue Obelisk award.[18]


  1. ^ a b Segaran, Toby; Hammerbacher, Jeff, eds. (2009). Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions. O'Reilly. ISBN 978-0596157111.
  2. ^ Cameron Neylon publications indexed by Google Scholar
  3. ^ a b Lab, CCAT (25 August 2015). "CCAT Welcomes Professor Cameron Neylon". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b View staff profile
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Neylon, Cameron (7 September 2011). "Cameron Neylon: Time for total scientific openness". New Scientist (2828). doi:10.1016/S0262-4079(11)62148-9. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Neylon, David Cameron (1999). Towards the directed molecular evolution of DNA-binding specificity (PhD thesis). Australian National University.
  10. ^ 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" (PDF). Biochemistry. 39 (39): 11989–11999. doi:10.1021/bi001174w. PMID 11009613.
  11. ^ Coturnix (28 December 2009). "ScienceOnline09 – an interview with Cameron Neylon – A Blog Around The Clock". ScienceBlogs. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  12. ^ Yaplee, Darlene (27 March 2012). "Cameron Neylon to Join PLoS as Director of Advocacy | PLOS". Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  13. ^ Crotty, David (25 April 2012). "An Interview with Cameron Neylon, PLoS' New Director of Advocacy". Scholarly Kitchen. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  14. ^ Neylon, C. (2012). "Science publishing: Open access must enable open use". Nature. 492 (7429): 348–349. Bibcode:2012Natur.492..348N. doi:10.1038/492348a. PMID 23257864. S2CID 21225124.
  15. ^ Konkel, Frank (27 Feb 2013). "White House research directive responds to We the People petition, builds on NIH policies -- FCW". Federal Computer Week. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ Nielsen, Michael (10 August 2010). "Cameron Neylon on practical steps toward open science". Archived from the original on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  18. ^ " Blue Obelisk Awards - blueobelisk". 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-11-14. Retrieved 26 June 2013.

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