Tuesday, April 26, 2011

How to Publish a Scientific Comment

A nice essay by Prof. Rick Trebino from Georgia Tech (here is the comment he finally published). I heard people complaining that publishing comments is hard  - a lot of politics involved, journal editors don't want to confess in publishing wrong articles, and so on.

Perhaps, it might be a good idea to make a separate journal publishing only comments and replies to them, as guys propose here (in Russian). In such a way one may highlight all the fraud/misconduct/delusion cases via peer-reviewed comments and replies, without any troubles due to politics of a given journal.

No, really, why don't people do that.

Take care,

Misha

5 comments:

Daniel Lemire said...

I am not sure how creating yet another journal will help this issue.

gasilhane said...

nowadays I consider learning Russian just to comment about 'your' posts dear lemeshko..

Lemeshko said...

@Daniel: this will not helm much to solve political problems between different groups, but there will be no issue with "an editor denying to confess in publishing a wrong article". Well, I'm not sure it will work anyway...


@gasilhane: hm... I don't understand a single word from your blog. What is the problem?

gasilhane said...

:) Because it's in turkish and greek.

Lemeshko said...

This I understood :-)