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  • Διαδικασία υποβολής

    Διαδικασία peer-review

    Μιχάλης Δούµας Παθολόγος

    Β’ΠΠ Κλινική ΑΠΘ GW University, Washington, DC

  • Truth is elusive

    •  Every editor has its own truth

    •  Every author has its own truth

    •  Every teacher has its own truth •  Editor’s truth: beyond any limit

    •  Author’s truth: who cares?

    • Teacher’s truth: it depends

    • 

  • Choosing a journal

    •  Pride vs prejustice

    •  Be realistic

    •  Time and effort

    • Fitting in journal’s aim

  • Careful reading of instructions to authors

    •  Cover page

    •  Abstract

    •  Paper structure •  Tables

    •  Figures

    •  References

  • Tips and tricks

    •  Full compliance with instructions

    •  English language – typos, grammar

    •  Avoid numerous tables and figures •  Avoid perplexed tables and figures

    •  Avoid redundancy in results and tables

  • Το λακωνίζειν εστί

    φιλοσοφείν

  • Η αρχή είναι το ήµισυ του παντός

  • Ποιο είναι το κυριότερο µέρος ενός υποβαλλόµενου άρθρου; Ποιο είναι το όχηµα για να

    προχωρήσει το άρθρο στους κριτές;

  • Cover letter Abstract

  • For I am nothing if not critical

    William Shakespear

  • I am still gratefull to my past teachers for having provided me with the methods

    for critically assessing information, a lasting heritage

    Alberto Zanchetti

  • Cover letter

    •  Name of the editor

    •  Less than a page

    •  Be kind •  Be brief and concise

    •  Be humble

    •  Be assertive not aggressive

  • Cover letter

    • One paragraph summarizing the study

    •  One paragraph explaining what your

    study adds to existing knowledge,

    highlighting why it deserves publication

    •  One small paragraph stating that you

    are more than happy to accept changes

  • Tips and tricks

    •  “Catchy” title

    •  “Show-off” cover letter

    •  “Clever” abstract •  “Wise” conclusion

  • However, this is how to

    communicate the study

    What really matters is the

    essence of the study

  • You are ready now!!!

    •  Electronic submission

    •  Different for each journal

    •  Unknown before submission •  However, small differences

    •  Essentially same requirements

  • Required steps

    •  Plan for 10 to 30 min for submission

    •  Register

    •  e-mail: User name and password •  Log in

  • Usually

    •  Type of paper

    •  Title, Key-words, Abstract (copy-paste)

    •  Authors •  Conflicts of interest, Ghost writing etc

    •  Reviewers (preferred, excluded)

    •  Manuscript, tables, figures, cover letter

  • Tips and tricks

    •  Prepare a file containing:

    •  Main document (Word) •  Tables (incorporated or not) •  Figures (incorporated or not)

    •  Cover letter •  Abstract, key-words

  • Tips and tricks

    •  Full names, middle names,

    affiliations, e-mails of all contributing

    authors

    •  Full names, affiliations, e-mails of

    preferred and excluded reviewers

  • How to exclude a reviewer

    •  Personal reasons seems to be the

    best excuse

    •  never fails •  further explanations are almost

    never asked

  • Submission Process

    •  View submission

    •  Approve submission

    •  Check your e-mail •  Article ID, username, password

    •  Check status

  • Unfortunately rejection…

  • Acceptance or Reviewers

    •  2-4 reviewers

    •  One of them is usually a statistician

    • 2 weeks – several months

  • Reject

    •  Without comments

    •  Go for the next one

    •  With comments •  Incorporate ‘useful’ comments

    •  Disregard ‘silly’ comments

    •  Go for the next one

  • Revision

    •  Minor revision

    •  Almost certainly accepted, especially

    with positive editor

    •  Major revision

    •  Possible with positive editor

    •  Little if any hope with negative editor

  • Revision

    •  2 weeks up to 3 months

    •  Rarely up to 9 months, especially

    in basic research when more

    experiments are needed

  • Revision requirements

    •  Revised paper

    •  Revised tables and figures

    •  Point by point answer to reviewers’ comments

    •  Cover letter

  • Tips and tricks

    •  Delegate

    •  Reliable co-workers

    •  Regular check depending on deadline 1-2 days or 1-2 weeks

    •  Thorough search of bibliography

  • Revision Tips and tricks

    •  Be kind

    •  Ensure ‘soft sawder’ of reviewers

    •  Ensure ‘extended soft sawder’ of the editor

    •  Be flexible

    •  Don’t be boneheaded

  • Revision Tips and tricks

    •  Do not bend all the times

    •  Be firm when you are absolutely

    sure that your statement holds true

    •  Prepare solid, clear-cut arguments

    •  Support with reliable references

  • Revision submission

    •  Revised paper (highlighted, track

    changes, final form, or combination)

    •  Revised tables and figures •  Point by point answer to

    reviewers’ comments

    •  Cover letter

  • Acceptance

  • or another revision

    •  Tough luck

  • Unfortunately rejection…