B – Post-publication culture

Bastian H. A stronger post-publication culture is needed for better science. PLoS Medicine 2014;11(12):e1001772
(doi: 10.1371/journal.p.med.1001772)

The author states that both improving research quality and reducing waste in science require a stronger post-publication culture. Today post-publication evaluation is highly fragmented. Dedicated websites have been developed for discussing and sharing research among authors, and PubMed Commons (for which the author is editor) enables post-publication commenting and linkages by the PubMed authorship community. Skill developments should be considered in critiquing research, and capturing post-publication intellectual effort more rigorously is essential for better science.