PubPeer.com – an online conversation among peers

We have just learned about the website and blog PubPeer:  The Online Journal Club.  Founded in October 2012, the site’s goal is to “create an online community  that uses the publication of scientific results as an opening for fruitful discussion among scientists.”    Scientists may comment on almost any scientific articles published with a DOI or a preprint in the arXiv.

Although not specifically designed for discussion of scientific misconduct, many comments are about image integrity and other ethical issues.  The site now receives 10-50 comments a day.

 PubPeer joins several other sites devoted to conversations about ethical publication.

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