Elizabeth Wager, Fiona Godlee, Tom Jefferson's How to Survive Peer Review PDF

By Elizabeth Wager, Fiona Godlee, Tom Jefferson

Description: this can be a sensible consultant to significant varieties of peer evaluate appropriate particularly for the newbie, but additionally beneficial to the skilled researcher. It presents an easy and concise rationalization of the peer evaluation method with priceless tips either for the reviewer and reviewee. using slightly funny tables drives domestic the most important points.Purpose: this is often meant as a realistic guide to assist the reader live on peer assessment and turn into a reliable reviewer. those are valuable ambitions simply because this can be a basic strategy in educational study. The authors are powerful in assembly those goals.Audience: This booklet is directed at humans at a variety of degrees of scientific education. somebody filing to see reviewed journals, really novices equivalent to scholars, citizens, fellows, and junior college should still locate this e-book very beneficial. despite the fact that, there are a few beneficial and useful counsel that much more senior school would get advantages from.Features: lined is peer evaluation of magazine articles, convention abstracts, provide proposals, expert peer overview, and casual evaluate from the perspective of the reviewer and reviewee. The dialogue on peer reviewed journals is especially invaluable and thorough. the main shortcoming i discovered is the omission of the dialogue of initial facts for furnish submissions. it isn't pointed out in any respect and but is important to the attractiveness of grants.Assessment: This e-book succeeds admirably as an stress-free, informative, and sensible instruction manual of peer evaluate. even though i've got event within the magazine evaluate approach, this e-book is the 1st certainly one of its sort that i've got encountered. i've got benefited from interpreting it and need that I had entry to it prior in my occupation. this may be beneficial addition to each scientific college bookstall and library. it may be used as a textual content in classes on learn layout and technique.

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It also makes the paper easier for reviewers to read. If you are submitting a file on disk there may be other requirements, for example: • leave the right edge unjustified (ragged); • use tab commands not spaces when creating tables; • put all tables and figures at the end of the document (don’t paste them into the text). To facilitate author anonymity, if required by the journal, put author details on a separate title page (start the abstract on the next page). Do not include authors’ names in headers, footers or file names.

Org. 4 When you’ve finished writing, read the instructions to authors again. Few things exasperate editors more than authors who ignore their instructions. Although ground-breaking findings are unlikely to be rejected because of a few typographical errors or references in the wrong style, paying attention to detail usually pays off. For a start, a well-prepared submission puts editors and reviewers in a good mood. Furthermore, a carefully written submission is more likely to instil confidence. A manuscript full of mistakes or which fails to follow instructions does not create an image of a diligent and conscientious researcher.

It is up to the corresponding author to keep the other authors informed of this. If you are not the corresponding author, you will have no direct contact with the journal. 27 How to Survive Peer Review Four things can happen to your submission: • outright rejection • rejection with an invitation to make major changes and resubmit • acceptance conditional on responding to reviewers’ comments • unconditional acceptance. What to do if your submission is rejected If your work is rejected after in-house review, you probably chose the wrong journal.

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