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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Mentoring Our Future Gatekeepers

Written by Lyndon Hernandez, MD, MPH, FASGE, Chair of the GIE Editorial Review Board Early in one’s career, the more you do endoscopic procedures or publish research papers, the better and more efficient you get at it. For those fortunate enough, this resulted from a strong foundation of training during fellowship, followed by enthusiastic support …

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Getting the Graph Right

Written by Lyndon Hernandez, MD, MPH, FASGE, Chair of the GIE Editorial Review Board What are the principles of creating an excellent graph? The statistician Edward Tufte asserts that not only should graphs “consist of complex ideas communicated with clarity, precision, and efficiency,” but more importantly it should also “consist of telling the truth about …

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