January 20, 2022

New Online: NCBI Launches Pilot Version of PubMed Commons

It’s a closed pilot at the moment. Details below.

Direct to PubMed Commons (Pilot) from the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Library of Medicine

What is PubMed Commons?

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.

From the NCBI Blog: 

We are piloting a beta version to gain perspective from the experiences of the community generally as well as from community discussions and feedback.  Current participants will also be able to invite more people into PubMed Commons. We look forward to continuing to improve the service before releasing it more broadly.

During the closed pilot phase, several organizations have provided us lists of approved e-mail addresses of PubMed authors, and if you are on one of these lists, you can request an invitation to join PubMed Commons. You can find out if you are on one of these lists at the Join PubMed Commons page. We also offer an option for academic and research institutions to add to these lists.


Direct to PubMed Commons

Direct to: PubMed Commons FAQ

Direct to: PubMed Commons on Twitter

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.