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An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science$
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Michael Hochberg

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198804789

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198804789.001.0001

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Reviewing Manuscripts

Reviewing Manuscripts

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(p.209) 28 Reviewing Manuscripts
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An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science
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Michael Hochberg

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0028

Peer review is a pillar in scientific progress. Scientists-as-reviewers assess manuscripts of scientists-as-authors with the central aims of correcting errors and improving quality. Contribution to peer review is voluntary and typically solicited only once one begins to publish. Given the central importance of peer review to science, it is unfortunate that it is often learned on-the-job. This chapter presents the basics of peer review and the important features of a useful review.

Keywords:   Double-blind review, signing reviews, reviewer report, scientific standards

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