New Online: NCBI Launches Pilot Version of PubMed Commons
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.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.