Why is it that comment forums provided by online scholarly journals for post-publication review are so consistently underutilized, even though online forums concerning countless subjects, from culture to politics, are booming?
People will comment on what is important to them, or if they are specifically asked to do so, as in traditional pre-publication review. With so much pressure on time, they will not usually bother to comment on papers which they think are suspect but which do not impinge on them. This is the fundamental problem with relying on post-publication review, but there are other which are also important.
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