The art of reviewing a paper
Article first published online: 23 APR 2014
© 2014 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Volume 16, Issue 2, pages 129–134, April 2014
How to Cite
The art of reviewing a paper. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 2014;16:129–34., .
- Issue published online: 23 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 23 APR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 JAN 2014
- medical papers;
- peer review;
- research articles
- As with all skills, the art of reviewing a scientific paper can be acquired, refined and perfected.
- It is not only a compliment to be invited to review an article but the knowledge acquired in the process, along with the continuing professional development credits gained, makes it a valuable opportunity for the reviewer, quite apart from it being a service to the journal and the scientific community.
- This article describes the basic principles and responsibilities of reviewing a medical paper.
- A considered peer review gives constructive feedback to the authors, enhances the credibility and value of the journal and is a service to medical science.
- To understand the basic principles of reviewing a paper.
- To be aware of the responsibilities of a reviewer.
- To know how to write feedback for authors and the editor.
- Plagiarism can be committed by the reviewer or author.
- Does the allegiance of the reviewer lie with the journal or the author?