Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions: An Evidence-Based Framework for Responding to Peer-Review Feedback

Canadian Medical Association Journal, December 2009, 181:12.

5 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2015

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Daniel Rosenfield

University of Toronto - Department of Medicine

Steven Hoffman

York University; Harvard University

Date Written: December 8, 2009

Abstract

Authors receive a great deal of feedback from peer-reviewers, and while it is usually helpful, it can also be incomprehensible, rude, or even silly. In the hope of aiding emerging academics to respond appropriately to peer review feedback, the following attempts to develop an evidence-based framework for dealing with feedback. The framework is based on easily accessible anecdotal evidence and should be used to ease the strain on emerging academics by lightening the mood when reading silly feedback.

Keywords: peer review, silly feedback, emerging academics, early career

Suggested Citation

Rosenfield, Daniel and Hoffman, Steven, Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions: An Evidence-Based Framework for Responding to Peer-Review Feedback (December 8, 2009). Canadian Medical Association Journal, December 2009, 181:12. . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2693833

Daniel Rosenfield

University of Toronto - Department of Medicine

Toronto
Canada

Steven Hoffman (Contact Author)

York University ( email )

Global Strategy Lab
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada
+1-416-736-2100 ext 33364 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.globalstrategylab.org/people/steven-hoffman

Harvard University ( email )

Department of Global Health & Population
665 Huntington Avenue, Building 1, Room 1104
Boston, MA 02115
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/steven-hoffman/

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