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  Journal club-like thing

+ 10 like - 0 dislike

I am thinking if it is good to ask a poll question like "Interesting preprints of Jan 2012". IMHO it may be fruitful (personally I think that I miss a lot of good preprints for various reasons).


  • it's a natural extension of the idea of journal club upgraded to web2.0 (with all its benefits)


  • is a poll question
  • the most interesting only for a number of months (?)

When it comes to details, I suggest the following:

  • Community Wiki by default
  • references should be followed by summary saying what is the result and (implicitly or explicitly) why it is important/interesting/insightful/...
    • simply copying&pasting abstract is not enough
    • critical remarks are welcome as well
  • no self-advertisement
  • timescale and topic scale are up to fine tuning

What is your opinion? (Both with respect to the general idea and its details).


As the meta-question got +6, I posted it as Papers and preprints worth reading, Jan-midFeb 2012.

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asked Feb 8, 2012 in SE.TP.discussion by Piotr Migdal (1,260 points) [ no revision ]

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Probably most people in this website enjoy journal-clubbing, so why not?

Yet the post title "papers and preprints worth reading" sounds a bit aggressive to me. Maybe we could replace it with something more neutral, since it is impossible to cite all the papers "worth-reading" that appear in a month, not to forget that our posting-format is a bit biased since the first answers to this kind of posts tend to absorb more attention.

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answered Feb 25, 2012 by jbvega (285 points) [ no revision ]
When it comes to name - I am more than open (yeah, maybe _papers and preprints worth reading_ isn't the best title but I have nothing better in my mind).

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If there is enough interest on doing the journal club regularly we could give it a personal name related to the site e.g. Journal Exchange Club or something alike.

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