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ASCP Insights

Writing, Reviewing, and Publishing Scientific Articles, Part 3: Applying a Diagnostic Approach to Peer Review

Joseph F. Goldberg, MD

Published: May 21, 2000

Editor for JCP’s Early Career Psychiatrists section explains how reviewing a manuscript is akin to adopting the mindset of an emergency department physician and applying the diagnostic process to each aspect of the manuscript. Dr Goldberg provides an overview of some statistical measures and types of studies. He gives examples on how to become a critical reader, further describing what constitutes a critical review and instructing how to provide helpful criticism to the author and editor.

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