Annals of Behavioral Medicine

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 1–13 | Cite as

Reviewing Manuscripts for Peer-Review Journals: A Primer for Novice and Seasoned Reviewers

  • Travis I. Lovejoy
  • Tracey A. Revenson
  • Christopher R. France
Original Article

Abstract

Background

The importance of peer review in the furthering of science cannot be overstated. However, most doctoral students and early career professionals receive little formal or informal training in conducting peer reviews.

Purpose

In recognition of this deficit in peer reviewer training, the present article was developed to provide an overview of the peer-review process at Annals of Behavioral Medicine and describe the general and specific elements that should be included in a high-quality review for the journal.

Conclusion

We conclude by offering exemplar reviews of a manuscript that was ultimately accepted for publication in the journal and provide commentary on specific aspects of these reviews.

Keywords

Peer review 

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© The Society of Behavioral Medicine 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Travis I. Lovejoy
    • 1
  • Tracey A. Revenson
    • 2
  • Christopher R. France
    • 1
  1. 1.Ohio UniversityAthensUSA
  2. 2.The Graduate CenterCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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