The Telephone Game, or Clear as Crystal? How to Effectively Craft Responses to Reviewer Comments

5 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2018

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Johan Frishammar

Lulea University of Technology (LTU) - Center for Management of Innovation and Technology in Process Industry

Sara Thorgren

Lulea University of Technology (LTU)

Date Written: September 2018

Abstract

This brief note focuses on how to communicate with reviewers through the response letter. Specifically, we elaborate on how to minimize the risk that reviewers underestimate the quality of the study because of poor communication in the response letter. We outline ideas for how to plan and organize a revision, and then crafting the response letter. We organize the discussion around how common writing rules, such as “Make it simple to read” and “Write for the target audience”, may apply to response letters but need adaptation to be effective. In summary, while the changes made in the actual paper are most important in any revision, this note provides an additional resource to use in order to increase the chances that the revised paper reaches its greatest potential.

Suggested Citation

Frishammar, Johan and Thorgren, Sara, The Telephone Game, or Clear as Crystal? How to Effectively Craft Responses to Reviewer Comments (September 2018). Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 239-243, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3244708 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/caim.12289

Johan Frishammar (Contact Author)

Lulea University of Technology (LTU) - Center for Management of Innovation and Technology in Process Industry ( email )

LuleƄ, SE-97187
Sweden

Sara Thorgren

Lulea University of Technology (LTU) ( email )

971 87 Lulea
Porson
Sweden

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