Feedback on GIE Peer-Review Mentorship Program

Mastering the art and skill of critiquing a scientific paper is one of the foundations toward becoming a successful researcher. Mentors play a critical role in training the next generation of reviewers and researchers and improving the quality of our peer-review process. We would like to acknowledge the GIE peer-review mentors for 2016-2017 for generously …

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Conflict of Interest: 2 Case Studies for Reviewers

Written by Lyndon Hernandez, MD, MPH, FASGE, Chair of the GIE Editorial Review Board Conflict of interest is not always clear cut and could pull us in the opposite direction, but thankfully we have guidelines to follow that will help. We have 2 practical cases that illustrate norms and behaviors we expect from our reviewers. …

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How I perform a peer review

Written by Shyam Menon,  MD, FRCP, PGDip(Epid), PGDip(Nutr Med), Consultant Gastroenterologist at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, New Cross Hospital, in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Peer-reviewing an original paper is an exciting and rewarding process. Before I decide to accept a paper for review, I ask myself if I am the right person to be reviewing …

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How to review a video case report

Written by Ryan Law, DO, from the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. The review process for video case reports is somewhat different than standard manuscript submissions. The focus is less on critiquing statistical methods and result interpretation and more on evaluating the displayed case or case series …

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Manuscript review – “How I do it”

Written by Sachin Wani, MD, from University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, USA. Contributing to the peer review process is one of the joys of academic medicine. Not only do you have the opportunity to contribute to the publication of high quality studies but on a personal level, it exposes you to the …

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Ethics in publication

Michael Wallace, MD, MPH, FASGE, from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, USA and the Editor-in-Chief of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy discusses this article "Ethics in publication." This articles reviews key ethical issues that arise in publication of scientific article such as authorship, plagiarism, and text-recycling. The intense pressure to publish in academia has led to rare …

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Common Errors Seen with New Reviewers

Written by Tim Gardner MD, MS, from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA. Performing a relevant, helpful review can be a challenge for new and seasoned reviewers alike. It is important to keep in mind that a thoughtful review is not only designed to evaluate the merit of the manuscript for publication, but …

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