3.1 How to write a helpful peer review report

About this video

Probably the most important part of the peer review process, this section digs deep into what it takes to write a peer review report, which will be helpful to the author and ultimately to science. It discusses in depth the comments you make to the author, the do’s and don’ts of the same and the ethical considerations you need to be aware of. It discusses the confidential comments you can make to the editor and each of the decision recommendation you can make and what they mean.

About the presenter

Zoë Mullan

Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet Global Health, UK

Zoë is an Ex-Officio Board Member of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and an International Advisory Board member of Sun-Yat Sen Global Health Institute, Guangzhou, China. Between 2013 and 2017 she was a Council Member and Trustee of the Committee on Publication Ethics. She trained in Biochemistry at the University of Bath, UK, before joining the publishing industry in 1997 as a Scientific Information Officer with CABI. She moved to The Lancet in 1999, where she has worked since, variously as a technical editor, section editor, editorial lead for several global health Series and Special Issues, and founding editor of The Lancet Global Health.