From the moment you submit your paper to a journal until you receive the referee report may be a period filled with apprehension and/or expectation. The report of the peer reviewer goes a long way in deciding the publication prospects, and therefore the eventual impact of your work. The presentation below summarizes the typical considerations in putting together a referee report, based on the evaluation criteria used by the peer reviewer.

The next post will have a discussion about how to address disagreements between authors and referees in the peer-review process.

This post was written by William Stevenson, an English editor with Enago based out of the USA.

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