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Open Reviewers Reviewer Guide

Foster, Antoinette; Hindle, Samantha; Murphy, Katrina M.; Saderi, Daniela

The Reviewer Guide is meant for anyone who is reviewing a research manuscript. It provides a comprehensive, step-by-step framework for the reviewer to use while they are composing a review. The guide includes resources adapted from the PLOS Peer Review Center and quotes from journal editors gathered via individual conversations or a survey. It also contains a printable template that a reviewer can use while composing the review.

The Reviewer Guide is part of a toolkit developed in the context of PREreview Open Reviewers. The other two guides published in the toolkit are the Bias Reflection Guide and the Review Assessment Rubric.

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  • Foster, A., Hindle, S., Murphy, K. M., Saderi, D. (2021). Open Reviewers Bias Reflection Guide. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5484052

  • Foster, A., Hindle, S., Murphy, K. M., Saderi, D. (2021). Open Reviewers Review Assessment Rubric. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5484072

  • Nicholson, J. M., Mordaunt, M., Lopez, P., Uppala, A., Rosati, D., Rodrigues, N.P., Grabitz, P., Rife, S.C. (2021). Scite: a smart citation index that displays the context of citations and classifies their intent using deep learning. Quantitative Science Studies. https://doi.org/10.1162/qss_a_00146

  • Okune, A. (2019). Self-Review of Citational Practice. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3066861

  • Silbiger, N.J., Stubler, A.D. (2019). Unprofessional peer reviews disproportionately harm underrepresented groups in STEM. PeerJ 7:e8247 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8247

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