The announcements are out, Pubmed is introducing a commenting system pubmedcommons , theoretically providing a single location for true post-publication peer review. This is a really good idea, as NCBI is likely to be around for a lot longer than a given publisher, and the requirement for all NIH funded research to be deposited into Pubmed.
There are some detractors, and they may have some valid points link . However, the alternative, pubpeer , I had not heard about. F1000 puts the comments in one location, in a way that is no better than a single publisher site.
I think the above example might have the potential to revolutionize post-pub peer review, because the actual comments are hosted in a central location, but are accessible in many different locations where the publication might exist.
Now, it could still go awry. They could take too long to open things up, they might make the policies regarding comments too restrictive, they may police the comments too heavily, etc, etc. But
Tagged in:openscience, pubmedcommonsPosted on 2013-10-22