PubMed Commons – A New Way to Share Information and Research Processes
From a recent email by Holly Ann Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Greater Midwest Region
NCBI has released PubMed** Commons, currently in pilot phase, which is a new system that enables researchers to share their opinions about scientific publications indexed in the PubMed database. This is intended to be a forum for open and constructive criticism and discussion of scientific issues.
A new NCBI Insights Blog post provides more information and explains how researchers can join in!
For more information, please see:
PubMed Commons Homepage - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedcommons
NCBI Insights Blog post: “PubMed Commons – a new forum for scientific discourse”-http://ncbiinsights.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2013/10/22/pubmed-commons-a-new-forum-for-scientific-discourse/
Here’s a mock-up
**PubMed (a US government funded database) is the largest database of biomedical journals in the world. It comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
- Enter PubMed Commons (blogs.discovermagazine.com)
- PubMed now allows comments on abstracts – but only by a select few (retractionwatch.wordpress.com)
- PubMed now allows comments on abstracts — but only by a select few (thestackscat.wordpress.com)
- New Online: NCBI Launches Pilot Version of PubMed Commons (infodocket.com)
- PubMed Commons: Post Peer Review System from NCBI (hslnews.wordpress.com)
- PubMed Commons: Post publication peer review goes mainstream (michaeleisen.org)
- Research Tools: PubMed Now Offers Relevance Sort Option (infodocket.com)
- Post-Publication Peer Review: PubPeer (hslnews.wordpress.com)
- How the NLM Justifies Linking to PubMed Central Versions Directly from PubMed Search Results Lists (scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org)
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