Updated: November 2019
Our policy is to share drafts of blog posts that discuss someone else’s work with those authors to solicit feedback, 7 days before the posts go live.
In an ideal world, researchers will read these drafts and give us feedback about what they think we should change.
We don’t want to post anything inaccurate, misleading, confusing, snarky, or poorly worded.
In some circumstances, authors may also want to write a response to our post. We will link to any response at the end of our post, either when the post goes live or, if we do not receive it within 7 days, whenever the authors do provide it.
If authors’ written responses reveal something we wished they had provided as feedback ahead of time, that is, anything inaccurate, misleading, confusing, snarky, or poorly worded in our post, we may change the post to address these problems. We hope this motivates authors to give us feedback about any such problems before they write a response.
Previous policy: October 2017-November 2019
Our policy is to share drafts of blog posts that discuss someone else’s work with them to solicit feedback. In particular:
- We ask authors to privately provide a numbered list of anything in the post that is incorrect, misleading, unfair, confusing, snarky, or poorly worded
- We make all changes we agree with, and mention in the post the additional feedback provided that we did not agree with, but only if the authors approve that we do so.