How to Respond to Reviewers

2 min readOct 9, 2020
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Obviously, you don’t need to agree with each recommendation that a reviewer makes, yet reacting amiably will help you when you need to decline a proposal or two. How you react to reviewers and editors can likewise go far toward a positive decision about your manuscript. At the point when you take part in a common and target talk with reviewers, you signal your duty to grant and willingness to permit the peer review system to improve your manuscript.

Some examples

· What you need to state: No one knows the answer to that question.

· What you should state: This is a substantial question, and we are effectively seeking after the appropriate response in our lab. Or on the other hand This is a valid and significant question, and we are interested what the outcomes would be. In any case, we are unaware of any researches that give the appropriate response.

· What you need to state: That experiment would take until the end of time!

· What you should state: The recommended experiment is interesting and would give extra data about…, however we feel that it falls outside the scope of this research.

· What you need to state: We’re not saying we demonstrated anything — that is only our hypothesis!

· What you should state: We agree that this clarification is theoretical right now, and we have edited the content to express that our summary is just proposed by our results. Note: you should roll out certain improvements to the text to additionally underscore that you were expressing a hypothesis, regardless of whether you felt it was clear previously.

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· What you need to state: You didn’t peruse what we wrote!

· What you should state: We didn’t mean to show [insert mistaken assertion by reviewer here], and we have consequently changed the text to specify that [insert right conclusion here]. Note: As in the past, you’ll need to change some phrasing.

· What you need to state: You are being so picky about language and formatting!

· What you should state: We apologize for this mistake, and we have amended the text as proposed.

· What you need to state: My English writing abilities are in a way that is much better than yours; why you are complaining about my mistakes?

· What you should state: Our original copy has been reviewed by a partner and modified to improve readability.




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