Open peer commentary

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Open peer commentary consists of eliciting (and publishing) non-anonymous commentary on a peer-reviewed "target article" from a dozen or more specialists across disciplines, co-published with the author's response. It was first implemented by the anthropologist Sol Tax,[1] who founded the journal Current Anthropology, published by University of Chicago Press in 1959. The journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences, published by Cambridge University Press, was founded by Stevan Harnad in 1978[2] and modeled on Current Anthropology's open peer commentary feature.[3] Psycoloquy was founded in 1990[4] on the basis of the same feature, but this time implemented online.

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  1. ^ "Obituary: Sol Tax, Anthropology". Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  2. ^ "Editorial". Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  3. ^ New Scientist, 20 March 1980, p. 945
  4. ^ Stevan Harnad (1991). "Post-Gutenberg Galaxy: The Fourth Revolution in the Means of Production of Knowledge". Public-Access Computer Systems Review 2 (1): 39–53. Retrieved 2010-10-22.