Published September 20, 2021 | Version v1
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Open Reviewers Reviewer Guide


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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