How to Publish a Comment

In some disciplines, there is the notion of a Comment on a published article, which is what it sounds like: a short comment about the contents of the article (for example, that it’s wrong). Cat Dynamics links to an interesting account of physicist Rick Trebino’s (lengthy but ultimately successful) attempts to publish a Comment explaining why a published article is wrong.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Comment in a pure math journal. They’re common in statistics journals.