Peer review guidance: how do you write a good review?

J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2013 Dec;113(12):916-20. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2013.070.


Peer review is essential to the quality of scientific publications. As the volume of submissions to these journals increases, the need for an expanding cadre of trained reviewers also increases. Many reviewers do not receive formal training on conducting a peer review or education on the peer review process, however. The author presents an overview of the peer review process and provides guidance for conducting high-quality reviews of manuscripts submitted to The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association and other scientific journals.

MeSH terms

  • Editorial Policies
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Peer Review / methods*
  • Peer Review / standards*
  • Peer Review, Research
  • Writing