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Reviewing manuscripts for biomedical journals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20740129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Writing for publication is a complex task. For many professionals, producing a well-executed manuscript conveying one's research, ideas, or educational wisdom is challenging. Authors have varying emotions related to the process of writing for scientific publication. Although not studied, a relationship between an author's enjoyment of the writing process and the product's outcome is highly likely. As with any skill, practice generally results in improvements. Literature focused on preparing manuscripts for publication and the art of reviewing submissions exists. Most journals guard their reviewers' anonymity with respect to the manuscript review process. This is meant to protect them from direct or indirect author demands, which may occur during the review process or in the future. It is generally accepted that author identities are masked in the peer-review process. However, the concept of anonymity for reviewers has been debated recently; many editors consider it problematic that reviewers are not held accountable to the public for their decisions. The review process is often arduous and underappreciated, one reason why biomedical journals acknowledge editors and frequently recognize reviewers who donate their time and expertise in the name of science. This article describes essential elements of a submitted manuscript, with the hopes of improving scientific writing. It also discusses the review process within the biomedical literature, the importance of reviewers to the scientific process, responsibilities of reviewers, and qualities of a good review and reviewer. In addition, it includes useful insights to individuals who read and interpret the medical literature.
Authors:
Gus M Garmel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Permanente journal     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1552-5775     ISO Abbreviation:  Perm J     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9800474     Medline TA:  Perm J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-40     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Gus M Garmel, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, is a Senior Emergency Medicine Physician at the Santa Clara Medical Center. He is also the Co-Program Director of the Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency Program, and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine (Surgery) at Stanford University. He is a Senior Editor for The Permanente Journal . E-mail: gus.garmel@kp.org.
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