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Type: Journal article
Title: Becoming a peer reviewer to medical education journals
Author: Azer, S.
Ramani, S.
Peterson, R.
Citation: Medical Teacher, 2012; 34(9):698-704
Publisher: Carfax Publishing
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 0142-159X
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Samy A. Azer, Subha Ramani and Ray Peterson
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Peer reviewing for medical education journals is an art, a privilege, a responsibility and a service to the profession. Writing a review report requires skills and commitment and takes time. Novice reviewers may be interested in participating in this service, but they might lack sufficient knowledge of their role as peer reviewers and the skills needed to conduct a comprehensive and fair review. AIMS: The aims of this article are to help novice reviewers in their preparation of manuscript review reports and improve their confidence and skills in their role as reviewers. METHODS: We reviewed the literature in this area and applied lessons learned from our experience as peer reviewers. In addition, one of the authors has presented several training workshops for faculty reviewers. RESULTS: Incorporating all the methods described, we have developed a series of simple strategies that medical educators can utilise to perform high-quality reviews of manuscripts. CONCLUSIONS: Though the development of skills in reviewing medical education papers is the outcome of continuous practice and experience; the strategies described in this article will be of value to those starting their professional contribution as reviewers and enhance their skills in this area.
Keywords: Humans; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Peer Review; Education, Medical; Professional Competence; Writing; Publishing; Australia; Manuscripts as Topic; Periodicals as Topic
Rights: © 2012 Informa UK Ltd.
RMID: 0020121830
DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2012.687488
Appears in Collections:Medical Sciences publications

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