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The Buzz: No Comment


In peer reviewed research, scientific insight is often gained as much from the comments on a published journal article as it is from the paper itself. Comments address mistakes overlooked during peer review and offer scientists with opposing views a chance to critique their competitors’ work. But what if the journal refuses to publish a comment because it is barely over the accepted length–while simultaneously publishing much longer comments on other articles? Steinn Sigurdsson of Dynamics of Cats discusses an account written by physicist
“How to Publish a Scientific Comment in 1 2 3 Easy Steps” on Dynamics of Cats

The saga of the journal comment. on Adventures in Ethics and Science

Not-so-self-correcting science: the hard way, the easy way, and the easiest way on A Blog Around the Clock

Why Are You Publishing a Comment, Anyway? on Uncertain Principles