7. Writing the Review
Qualities of a Good Review
Effective peer review is…
- Succinct but thorough. Constructive and well-organized commentary is crucial to improving scientific research.
- Constructive. Notes and requests that have a direct impact on the quality of any manuscript’s final version.
- Organized and specific. Although the editors may summarize and synthesize comments from other reviewers alongside yours, they can only work with what you provide.
- Supported and actionable. Providing supporting evidence from the manuscript and giving actionable notes are some of the most common challenges for peer reviewers.