I intended to comment on this site when it first hit the internetz… but didn’t get around to it. Drugmonkey did a great job of introducing The Third Reviewer about a month ago. For those of you not in the know, this site pulls in feeds from multiple journals in a given area of interest, neuroscience was the first field represented, and allows anonymous, pseudonymous, and real-life identity commenting. Online journal club. When the site was introduced originally, Dr. O chimed in to gauge enthusiasm for incorporating other disciplines, including my fave- Microbiology. Dr. Zen also weighed in to voice his opinion that anonymous commenting doesn’t help things… Hmmmm…. I disagree. Why do we do anonymous peer review of papers and anonymous grant reviews etc etc etc. ?!
Anyway-, if you go have a look you can see that Microbiology has now been added to the site as a second discipline….with a very small set of journals for now. I’m betting that this page will expand in the future, and the site will continue to expand to other disciplines as well.
So- go over there and comment, comment, comment anonymously to your heart’s content!