Peer Review Process, Editorial Decisions, and Manuscript Resubmission: A Reference for Novice Researchers

Audrey Daniel Lusher, BA
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Accepted: July 29, 2015

Published: September 1, 2015

J Osteopath Med; 115(9): 566-569

In scholarly publishing—whether for medical publications such as The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) or for humanities or social science research—the peer review process is the standard for assessing the quality of a manuscript and plays a large role in a journal’s editorial decisions. To fully comprehend a journal’s decision, authors need to understand the process behind that decision. In the present article, the sixth in the Journal’s series on scientific writing, the author elucidates the peer review process and its outcomes and provides information regarding what actions authors should—and should not—take once a decision is reached.

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