Editor’s Choice: Endoscopic focal cryoballoon ablation for esophageal squamous cell neoplasia

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Fauze Maluf-Filho, highlights this article from the August issue “Prospective study of endoscopic focal cryoballoon ablation for esophageal squamous cell neoplasia in China” by Yan Ke, MD, et al.  This is one of the first and probably the largest clinical trial reporting on the treatment of moderate- and high-grade dysplasia of …

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GIE Reviewer Tips

Timo Rath, MD, from the Ludwig Demling Endoscopy Center of Excellence, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany offers advice to new reviewers after participating in GIE's Reviewer Mentorship Program. Reviewing is an important part of my clinical and scientific endoscopic activities that I would not want to miss. Reviewing cutting-edge papers definitely improves my daily endoscopy …

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GIE Reviewer Tips

Georgios Mavrogenis, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Mediterraneo Hospital, Athens, Greece, offers advice to new reviewers after participating in GIE's Reviewer Mentorship Program. Giving feedback to a mentee can be difficult. How do you inspire young reviewers to do a good job?  I encourage them to detect the weaknesses and the strong points of …

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Applications Open for Peer Review Mentorship Program

Guidelines for peer review abound, but nothing beats one-on-one learning with a seasoned researcher. Our goal is to improve the quality of peer review by training endoscopists who are at the early stages of their career. The deadline to apply for the 2019 program is June 14, with the next cohort beginning on July 1. …

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How to be an excellent VideoGIE reviewer

Bo Sun, MD Associate Professor of Internal Medicine Shanghai Eastern Hepatobiliary Hospital   Peer review can be thankless work because critical evaluation is required for a high-quality submission. On the bright side, being a video case reviewer comes with several benefits, including a sense of accomplishment by assisting the authors to improve the quality of …

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Peer Review Tips from Our Mentees

Emad Qayed, MD, MPH, FACG Chief of Gastroenterology Grady Memorial Hospital Assistant Professor of Medicine Emory University School of Medicine   Why do you feel peer review is an important skill in your career? In the academic setting, this helps me improve my teaching of gastroenterology by providing the scientific context to clinical recommendations suggested …

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Peer Review Tips from Our Mentees

Olaya Brewer Gutierrez, MD Advance Endoscopy/Motility Fellow The Johns Hopkins Hospital   1) Why do you feel peer review is an important skill in your career? Publishing original scientific work is key for science development. Peer review is essential to assure high-quality scientific data and provide credibility within our field. It keeps me updated on …

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