"Welcome to the PLOS Progress Update 2012-2013, aimed at keeping our authors, reviewers, editors, and supporters fully apprised of our developments and activities over the past year.[...]
PLOS has continued to collaborate with others in the Open Access community to capture the interest and support of researchers, governments, funders and the public. In the United States, PLOS helped to publicize a petition to expand public access to federally funded science research. The petition ultimately gathered 65,000 signatures and resulted in a White House Directive requiring major US federal agencies to draw up plans for providing better access. In the United Kingdom, PLOS provided testimony to the government’s Business, Innovation and Skills Committee in relation to Research Councils UK’s implementation of the “Finch Report” recommendations."