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Sarah Bridle
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Post by Sarah Bridle » December 07 2004

Not sure yet how this new site http://www.physcomments.org/ does or doesn't fit in with CosmoCoffee. Would be good to understand the pros and cons of each system.

Antonio C. C. Guimaraes
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Post by Antonio C. C. Guimaraes » December 08 2004

Apart from the format and technical resources, the Physics Comments and also the MathSciNet ( http://www.ams.org/mathscinet ) seem to be a little bit more formal and ambitious than the CosmoCoffe, aiming to provide public peer-review of papers.

Alejandro Rivero
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Post by Alejandro Rivero » December 08 2004

But the fact is that the cosmocoffee is also providing an opportunity to review arxiv papers, only that more focused.

(Hi, I am the PhysComments admin. Sarah has been kind to point me this site.)

In fact this phpBB interface is the first one I dreamed about; but when I saw the internal code of the board... I decided to try a different thing, under Drupal.

I have been thinking about both approaches. The CosmoCoffe idea seems very good to go into focused, monitored discussion. PhysComments can provide a kind of hub for "Cafes" and at the same time it is able to keep itself any review/discussion process not lodged in a concrete cafe. Also I have incorporated an alert system which can tell a user when some concrete paper is quoted in the new preprints; this alert does not imply that the subsequente discussion -if any- will go to PhysComments; for instance I could redirect here any astro-ph review.

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Post by Antony Lewis » September 03 2005

Another nice site with new papers and comments specific to astrophysical hydrodynamic and MHD research is

http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/~ljdursi/thisweek/index.php

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