How to peer review a manuscript: a JCE guide


Journal of Clinical Epidemiology (JCE), a leading periodical in its field, has published an article detailing the process of peer reviewing a scholarly manuscript.

This resource provides a step-by-step guide on how to review a manuscript. The guide presents a basic scheme for peer review, including preparation for the work, structure of the peer review, general rules of good peer reviews, and making a final check of the peer review. Examples are provided to illustrate the main points.

After using this resource, you should be able to...
  • Draft a peer review of a scholarly manuscript
Author information: 
Spigt, Mark; Arts, Ilja C.W.