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Peer Review

Responding to Peer Review

Responding to peer review is a critical part of the publishing process. Your letter should consist of a) an introductory paragraph addressed to the journal editor, and b) your point by point responses to the reviewers.


Understanding the Limits of Peer Review

One of the defining features of academic publishing – and the one that gives it its credibility – is peer review. Few will dispute the importance of this process; however, many agree that the current system has its flaws. As the greater publishing community looks to address some of these shortcomings with new models of peer review, we thought we’d take a look at some of the limitations of the practice to get a realistic sense of what we should and shouldn’t expect of the current system.