Proposing a manuscript peer-review checklist

Simon Duchesne, Pierre Jannin
2008 NeuroImage  
-In the Internet-able era reviewers are faced with an increased number of manuscripts and decreased time to review. In order to maintain the same, if not higher level of quality in the peer-review process, a net gain in productivity is required. Our goal is to present a manuscript peer-review checklist to help reviewers achieve this secondary yet critical task in a more systematic fashion. Methods -To this end, we have compiled, structured and processed information from nine reference
more » ... guidelines or directives, resulting in a 70 criterias checklist. We ensured that criterias were assessable based on the verification, validation and evaluation paradigm. Results - The checklist is presented in the manuscript, along with a description of a review workflow. Findings It is hoped that the checklist will be widely disseminated, and we are looking for feedback on validation and improvements in order to perform a quantitative study on productivity gains using this tool.
doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.09.065 pmid:18053748 fatcat:274o6rkgxrhmrotf6bdcqlbkme