Instructions for reviewers
We can also provide Cleveland Clinic CME points to our best reviewers. All queries should be directed through the BMJ Open editorial office. Reviewers should contact the editorial office confidentially should the need arise in the case of, for example, a concern over a matter of publication ethics.
The role of reviewers
If we need your help with appraising a manuscript we will email you and ask you to accept or decline the invitation through our submission site. CONSORT for clinical trials) and ethical. All research in BMJ Open is published under an open access licence. We do not ask reviewers to judge importance or breadth of appeal.
The editorial team is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject a manuscript, based on the reviewers comments.
We welcome feedback from our reviewers. If you have any comment you want to make, either on a manuscript you have reviewed and our decision on it or on our review process in general, we would be pleased to hear from you.
Guidance for peer reviewers
All unpublished manuscripts are confidential documents. If we invite you to review an article and you choose to discuss the manuscript with a colleague, please remind them of the confidential nature of the paper and acknowledge their input in your review. Please also encourage replica hermes tie
colleagues to register as reviewers. You will also be asked to give your name and position, and any relevant competing interests, in your report on any article we send you.
If you have any serious concerns about a manuscript from a publication ethics perspective for example if you believe you have encountered a case of plagiarism you can contact the editorial office in confidence.
Writing your review
When you provide your review via our online editorial office we will ask you to declare any competing interest that might relate to the article. These should be personal, professional or financial competing interests relevant to the paper being reviewed.
We do not need you to comment on the work importance to general readers. Please consider it for scientific reliability and ethical conduct.
Completing the review will involve answering yes/no to a list of questions, with space available for comment where needed. These questions will cover areas of scientific credibility, methodology, statistics, references, presentation of data and standard of written English, and research and publication ethics.