“The essence of science is reasoned debate. So, if you disagree with something reported in a scientific paper, you can write a “Comment” on it.
Yet you don’t see many Comments.
Some believe that this is because journal editors are reluctant to publish Comments because Comments reveal their mistakes—papers they shouldn’t have allowed to be published in the first place. Indeed, scientists often complain that it can be very difficult to publish one. Fortunately, in this article, I’ll share with you my recent experience publishing a Comment, so you can, too.”