How do I find papers?
You can browse recent issues using the tabs at the top of the screen for each journal. Or you can use the search box at the top right. Searches should be google-format, not pubmed-format (e.g. “Kandel” not “Kandel ER”). Some authors’ names with unusual characters may not have imported correctly, so try searching by title or abstract if the author doesn’t work. We are working to resolve this issue.
I read a paper from the latest PNAS but I can’t find it on your site.
We aim to post abstracts from each journal within 2 days of the issue’s appearing online; however, on occasion the delay may be longer. Please be aware that some characters in titles or authors’ names may not have been imported correctly, so try browsing by journal instead of searching by author if you know which journal to look in. If you think that a particular article is missing (though the rest of the issue is posted), please email Neuroreview@gmail.com.
Why can’t you post abstracts as soon as they’re available on the journal’s site?
Because we have a real job, too. We’re usually working with the RSS feeds from journals, but for some journals we import only a subset of papers and thus the updates are manual.
Why don’t you include Journal X?
If there’s a journal we should really be including and aren’t, email Neuroreview@gmail.com with your suggestion.
ThirdReviewer is in the process of expanding to cover more disciplines. If you are interested in seeing this happen in your field, please contact us.
What do I do if there’s a problem? (Page is missing or screwed up, comments are ad hominem and vicious; spam comments are cluttering the site, etc.)
Email Neuroreview@gmail.com. We will address your problem as quickly as possible.
Why is the journal fly-out broken?
Because you’re using an old version of Internet Explorer. Update it.
What’s with the site name?
Most manuscripts are refereed by two, and sometimes three or more, reviewers. But there’s a whole world of scientists out there. In a sense, the two reviewers who gave the thumbs-up to your article are only the first two. The rest of the scientific community is your third reviewer. (Or your fourth. But ThirdReviewer sounds better.)
Who is The Third Reviewer?
The Third Reviewer was created and developed by Martha Bagnall, a neuroscientist. She maintains the site and the Neuroscience section. The Microbiology section is maintained by microbiologists Helene Andrews-Polymenis and Corrie Detweiler.