“Peer review is the critical assessment of manuscripts submitted to journals by experts who are usually not part of the editorial staff. Because unbiased, independent, critical assessment is an intrinsic part of all scholarly work, including scientific research, peer review is an important extension of the scientific process.” International Committee of Medical Journal Editors
1. Peer review allows publication of the submissions of highest quality and relevance to the mission of the journal.
2. Peer review helps to identify significant flaws in a submission that may jeopardize the quality of the scientific literature.
3. Peer review provides helpful feedback to the authors so that they can improve the quality of their submission and to make it publication worthy.
How to do an awesome review
Do you want to be a Peer Reviewer?
The following four chiropractic journals are looking for peer reviewers. Click which journal you wish to peer review for and complete the peer reviewer application form. Editors will match your expertise with manuscripts that are submitted to these chiropractic journals.
Call for Peer Reviewers for upcoming CERF Conferences
The June 2023 Chiropractic Educators Research Forum (CERF) Conference “Keeping It Real: Practice Relevant Education” specifically focuses on education research related to developing competency in practice-relevant skills, knowledge, and attitudes.
This December 2023 Chiropractic Educators Research Forum (CERF) Conference “Battling Burnout: Raising Resilience in Education” specifically focuses on research related to how chiropractic programs are addressing issues in mental health of students, faculty, and staff as this relates to burnout and resilience in the chiropractic program and practice.
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Additional Peer Review Resources
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Guidelines - Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. This guideline provides an overview of the peer review process, the responsibilities of being a reviewer, and how to conduct and prepare a review.
Peer Review: The Nuts and Bolts - This document provides information about peer review, its processes, and insights from various perspectives about peer review.
Peer Review Process Guide - This document offers a worksheet to guide peer reviewers through performing peer review.
Improving Peer Review: What Reviewers Can Do - This paper describes the peer review process and offers processes for performing peer review.
Submitting Manuscripts to Biomedical Journals: Common Errors and Helpful Solutions - This paper discusses various errors that authors make and solutions for how authors can correct them.
Equator-Network - This website has checklists for the majority of research designs. These checklists help guide how authors should be reporting their research. These can be helpful when giving feedback to authors.