First Public Version of PubMed Commons Now Live on PubMed Central
On each abstract page, there’s now a section called PubMed Commons. It’s a forum for scientific discussion on publications open to any authors in the world’s largest biomedical literature database.
Several hundred comments have been made during a closed pilot in the last few months.
But there are over 23 million articles in PubMed, with thousands more pouring in every day, from Tuesday to Saturday. So the chance of coming across an article with comments is still very low.
Anyone can read the comments. Members may also have rated their helpfulness.
If you are the author of any publication in PubMed, you are eligible to join PubMed Commons now. PubMed Commons is a pilot, beginning an evaluation phase. Through that time, we’ll be exploring possible ways to widen participation.
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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.