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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Authoring a manuscript review: consider your audience

Written by Patrick Yachimski, MD, MPH from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A manuscript review, like any other form of written communication, is intended for the consumption of a reading audience. This is a basic premise, but one which is easily overlooked or taken for granted. Before authoring a manuscript review, it is well worth reminding …

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