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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New updates from ORCID

Keep your ORCID record up-to-date—automatically! So you've registered for your ORCID iD but what should you do next? How do you link information or customize your ORCID account? In collaboration with CrossRef and DataCite, ORCID  has recently launched a new Auto-Update functionality that enables ORCID iDs to automatically be added to your account. This is …

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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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Female authorship in academic gastroenterology

Michelle T. Long, MD, from the Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA discusses this article "Female authorship in major academic gastroenterology journals: a look over 20 years." This was a retrospective study to determine the representation of female physicians among authors of original research in major US gastroenterology journals. …

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