(Image: Julius T. Csotonyi/Royal Tyrrell Museum)
This may be a risky proposal approach, as it assumes that someone other than the editor and peer reviewers will actually read the article--especially the notes. But for paleontologist Caleb M. Brown of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta, it was completely successful. Lorna O'Brien said yes!
Brown's article in Current Biology was about the dinosaur Regaliceratops peterhewsi, of which an artist rendering is pictured above. Here's Brown's smooth move in the acknowledgements portion:
Retraction Watch reports that the editors of Current Biology were aware of the proposal (as one would hope). This is the first time that the publication has printed such a romantic overture.