What’s the difference between a major and minor issue?
Major issues should consist of the essential points the authors need to address before the manuscript can proceed.
Prove yourself once and you’ll get asked to review again!
Having fellow experts within your field evaluate your work before publication is not just a formality; it's an essential part of the academic world.
According to Elsevier, a major academic publisher, "Peer review helps validate research, establish a method by which it can be evaluated, and increase networking possibilities within research communities." Peer-reviewed articles are used in education, for future research, and in current practice, so it's important that they be accurate.
There are many different types of peer review, but the most common are single blind, in which reviewers remain anonymous; double blind, in which authors and reviewers are anonymous; and open reviews, in which the identities of both authors and reviewers are known.
When you write a peer review for a manuscript, what should you include in your comments? Use an outline for your reviewer report so it’s easy for the editors and author to follow.
This guide provides quick tips for writing and organizing your reviewer report.
Think about this as your “take-home” message for the editors.
End this section with your recommended course of action.