Manuscript peer review – How I do it

  Seiichiro Abe, MD Endoscopy Division National Cancer Center Hospital   Some clinicians say that peer review is a thankless and time-consuming task. That’s partly true; however, I feel good and motivated when accepting invitations for peer review in my working life. I would like to share my reasons for accepting an invitation for peer …

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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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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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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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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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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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