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Module Overview

This module reviews the basics of the peer review process from the perspective of the peer reviewer. It covers the basic steps of every scientific manuscript peer review and provides tips for writing a defensible review decision or request for revision. The importance of ethical conduct in the peer review process is emphasized.

The guide addresses the needs of:

  • Participants new to reviewing scientific manuscripts
  • “Seasoned” reviewers looking for a useful refresher


ARVO thanks Jeffrey H. Boatright, PhD, FARVO for providing content for this guide.