The quandaries of a reviewer—explained and addressed
A writer's journey, from writing a manuscript to publication, is full of pitfalls. A "reviewer's" world on the other hand is riddled with dilemmas which in turn can impact the fate of a writer's manuscript. Both novice and experienced reviewers are perturbed by numerous questions along the process as the onus of making a recommendation about a paper lies on them. This short manual provides answers to those questions and offers several more useful tips through illustrative examples.
The numerous examples exhibit how one should not review a medical paper and also illustrate the don'ts of communication that should be taken care of by reviewers.
- Guidance about what is expected from a reviewer, what should and should not be looked for in the different parts of a manuscript, and how speedy reviews should be
- Detailed explanation of all types of peer review for better understanding of concept
- Tips on communication errors that should be avoided, especially while suggesting revision or rejection of a manuscript
- Lucid language and enjoyable read