Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2012

How to review (and write) for Hospital Pediatrics
Matthew Garber, Shawn Ralston
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. To evaluate an original scientific paper considered for publication in general and specifically for Hospital Pediatrics
  2. To give constructive comments to authors, to aid in remediation of a suboptimal submission
  3. To give constructive comments to the editor to aid in her evaluation of the submission

Our workshop aims to identify hospitalists interested in participating in scientific peer-review and authorship. We will outline the basic skills of reviewing (and writing) a manuscript. We will give a lecture style introduction, and then hand out good and bad examples of manuscript reviews, and discuss these. If room set-up allows, we will then break the large group into smaller groups, and have each group review both a good manuscript, and one needing considerable remediation. The groups will have to provide comments to the author and editor, and we will review these. For those participants particularly interested in reviewing for Hospital Pediatrics, we will get their contact information, and provide mentorship from someone on the editorial board, with the goal of eventually adding them to the reviewer list (and hopefully getting manuscript submissions from them as well).


 

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