Community 2.0: your feedback and commissioning comments

We recently relaunched our new community standards. You sent me 115 emails and hundreds of tweets and Facebook suggestions that will shape what we do next. But we did say the new standards were just the start. Here’s what’s happening next.

We’re going to start commissioning comments. For select articles, we’ll approach other academics to provide their comments. We’re doing this to provide more insight into issues and add another avenue for conversation – plus we’ve noticed that the quality of discussion improves when there are academics taking part (funnily enough you seem to enjoy hearing from our authors). Keep an eye out.

(If you’re an academic and want to take part, either get in touch with me or just jump into the comments)

We also need you to get involved. If you see comments you think violate our community standards, report it. This community can’t continue to improve without your help and reporting posts is one of the best ways to do that.

Finally, I’ve been showing your ideas to our editors and our editorial board; we’re looking at what changes we can make. Exciting times.

If you’ve got ideas we’d still love to hear from you.

All the best,


We need your help to elevate the voices of experts, not the shouters.