Some Updated PubMed Commons Usage Statistics
From a PubMed Commons Blog Post:
PubMed Commons was established to enable commenting in PubMed, the largest biomedical literature database. In the past year, commenters posted to more than 1,400 publications. Of those publications, 80% have a single comment today, and 12% have comments from multiple members. The conversation carries forward in other venues.
PubMed Commons offers a key place to quickly anchor critical points for future readers to see—in one of biomedical science’s most heavily used resources.
On a typical day in 2016, 1.6 million users ran 2.5 million web searches on PubMed and viewed more 8 million records.
Through October 31, 2016, PubMed Commons had 10,632 members. They’ve posted 5,739 comments to 4,595 publications.
Read the Complete Blog Post (approx. 950 words).
Highlights from few PubMed Commons threads that illustrate how the service has been used used to self-correct statements and replicate/review search strategies.”
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Gary Price (email@example.com) 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.