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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 20, 2021

Dos and don'ts of addressing reviewer comments with manuscript revisions

There are a range of approaches to addressing reviewer comments appropriately. Here are the best practical tips that will help you maximise your success in publishing.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 20, 2021

Ethics of peer review: Moving towards greater inclusion, diversity and transparency

This article examines the need and prevalence of increased inclusion, diversity and transparency in the peer review process while exploring the theme of Peer Review Week 2021: Identity in Peer Review.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 20, 2021

Differences between journal editors and peer reviewers

How does the work, specifically that of evaluating your submission, differ between journal editors and peer reviewers? At a high level, journal editors look at the macro view, coming from their journal and also the industry, while peer reviewers look at the micro view, specifically looking in the focus of your paper.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 20, 2021

Essentials of good peer review and good peer reviewers

What makes for a good peer review? On the same lines, what makes for a good peer reviewer? This article discusses key characteristics of a sound peer review and constructive peer reviewers.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 20, 2021

Effectively respond to undesirable peer review comments

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 20, 2021

The growing role of identity in peer review

This article discusses the emerging relevance of Identity in Peer Review, the theme of Peer Review Week 2021. It talks about how factors such as identity, diversity and inclusion, which are much in discussion presently, also apply to the peer review process and all stakeholders.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 16, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Peer Review - Module 1 - Introducing Peer Review

This module provides an overview of the process and significance of peer review.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 17, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Peer Review - Module 2 - The Stages of Peer Review

This module describes the stages of peer review and outcomes after the initial peer review.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 17, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Peer Review - Module 3 - Peer Reviewers and Transparency in Peer Review

This module explains the selection of peer reviewers and the popular forms of peer review.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 17, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Peer Review - Module 4 - Responding to Revise-and-Resubmit and Rejection

This module discusses ways to respond to the Revise-and-Resubmit and Reject decisions by academic journals.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 24, 2021

Ask the Experts Webinar: Peer Review Week 2021 - Identity in Peer Review

This is a recording of our Ask the Experts webinar for Peer Review Week 2021: Identity in Peer Review.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 10, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: How to write and structure your academic article for publication - Module 12: Understand the peer review process

This module is designed to help you understand the peer review process. It talks about peer review, explains the peer review process, describes the types of peer review and shares tips on how to become a great peer reviewer.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 10, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: How to write and structure your academic article for publication - Module 13: Navigate the revise and resubmit process

Module 13 will help you navigate the revision and resubmission process. It helps you understand the process, it gives tips for revising, resubmitting and going through the revision response.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 13, 2019

Can my paper be speeded up? A journal editor’s perspective

Researchers often ask us: 'How can my paper be speeded up through the publication process?' Learn the inside story on academic publishing from Charlesworth.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 11, 2016

Why do some journals ask authors to suggest reviewers?

With scientific research becoming increasingly specialized, it can be difficult for journals to find experts to carry out peer review. Asking authors to suggest their own reviewers can therefore be mutually beneficial: journals save time and resources searching for an appropriate reviewer, and the author can support this process by providing contacts from their network.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 23, 2016

Single-Blind and Double-Blind Peer Review

Single-Blind and Double-Blind Peer Review, find out what are the main differences between the two. In single-blind peer review, only the reviewers are anonymous. Reviewers know the authors, but authors don’t know the reviewers.  In double-blind peer review, both the authors and reviewers keep their anonymity.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 11, 2016

Understanding the stages of peer review

Peer review acts as a quality check on academic literature, defined as ‘a formal system whereby a piece of academic work is scrutinised by people who were not involved in its creation but are considered knowledgeable about the subject’. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 09, 2018

Tips for being an effective peer reviewer

Perhaps you’ve recently been asked to review a paper for a journal? If so, read our blog where we give you some tips for being an effective peer-reviewer.

 
 
 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 14, 2018

The thorny issue of peer review: Should I remain anonymous?

One of the issues that is most often discussed in the context of peer review is anonymity; is it better and more effective for authors to know the names of their reviewers, or not?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 07, 2019

Received a rejection letter? Don’t take it to heart as this is not always what it seems

No one likes getting rejection letters. Sadly, however, these are a fact of academic life; papers sent out to journals and grant applications are more likely to be rejected than accepted (or funded), especially if you are doing what you should be doing and aiming high with initial manuscript submissions (trying to get your work published in the best possible journals).

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