NCBI has released a pilot version of a new service in PubMed which allows researchers to post comments on individual PubMed abstracts. The system is called PubMed Commons.
The idea is to “leverage the social power of the internet to encourage constructive criticism and high quality discussions of scientific issues that will both enhance understanding and provide new avenues of collaboration within the community.”
To get started, you will need a My NCBI account. Author information is currently compiled from:
- NIH extramural programs
- NIH intramural programs
- Wellcome Trust
Use your My NCBI account to request an invitation to participate in the pilot. Once you have confirmed your invitation you can start commenting.
Keep in mind that this is a pilot and some functionality may not be operational.