Publication output for the largest journal in science continues to fall, just not as fast as leading indicators would predict.
First, let me make a bold admission–the kind that works perfectly for a tweet: “I was wrong.”
In a previous post, I claimed that a precipitous February drop in PLOS ONE article output was the result of a decline in their last Impact Factor. Authors (even those supportive of open access publishing) are sensitive to journal Impact Factors, so a drop in PLOS ONE‘s Impact Factor (from 4.092 to 3.730), reported last June would eventually show up as a drop in publication output 5-6 months later as manuscripts slowly move through their publication process. (...) - Blog 'Scholarly kitchen', by Phil Davis, June 3, 2014