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Journal Clubs are back!

Journal Clubs are a popular feature on PLoS ONE papers. We had several of them in the spring. Now, after a brief summer break, we are launching the Journal Clubs again and intend to have them happen on a regular basis, perhaps as frequently as one per week.

In short, a lab group volunteers to discuss one of the more recent (or even upcoming, not yet published) PLoS ONE papers and to post their discussion as a series of comments, annotations and ratings on the paper itself, triggering a discussion within a broader scientific community.

The first group that will start our Fall series is the Bacterial Metagenomics group led by Dr.Jonathan Eisen at UC-Davis. They chose to discuss last week’s ONE article Metagenomics of the Deep Mediterranean, a Warm Bathypelagic Habitat and have posted first several parts of their discussion. So, you should go and read the paper and what the Eisen group wrote about it, then join in the conversation – add your own commentary, including annotations and ratings to the article.

And if you and your group would like to do a Journal Club in the future, let us know – e-mail me at: Bora@plos.org

Discussion
  1. Its an incredible idea. It will I think revolutionize PONE’s concept of community peer review. I am closely following all the Eisen Lab discussions on the Mediterranean Metagenomics study of Rodrigues-Valera group. This is going in a very constructive way and we hope the same will happen to many other high profile papers published in PONE.

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