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Manuscript peer review: a helpful checklist for students and novice referees.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10902527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The ability to contribute consistent, fundamentally sound critiques is an essential element of the scientific peer review process and an important professional skill for investigators. Despite its importance, many students and junior scientists do not have an adequate working knowledge of how to effectively critique research manuscripts. Part of the problem, in our view, is that novice referees often lack a comprehensive understanding of the basic issues that should be considered in evaluating scientific articles. Specifically, they tend to overemphasize certain limitations (usually methodological), while missing other key points related to the scientific method that should be weighed much more heavily. In our journal club and graduate courses we have been using a "checklist" to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows critically analyze original research papers. In this article we present these guidelines in the hope that they will serve as a helpful resource for students and other novice reviewers when critiquing scientific manuscripts.
D R Seals; H Tanaka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in physiology education     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1043-4046     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Physiol Educ     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-14     Completed Date:  2000-08-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100913944     Medline TA:  Adv Physiol Educ     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  52-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, University of Colorado at Boulder 80309, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Manuscripts as Topic*
Peer Review
Publishing / standards*
Research Design
Grant Support

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