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Peer review in scholarly publishing part A: why do it?

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Kiron Koshy ,

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton; Academic Surgical Collaborative, GB
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Alexander J. Fowler,

Academic Surgical Collaborative; Department of Emergency Medicine, Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, GB
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Buket Gundogan,

Academic Surgical Collaborative; East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Hertfordshire, GB
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Riaz A. Agha

Academic Surgical Collaborative; Balliol College, University of Oxford, Oxford, GB
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Abstract

Peer review is a process whereby scientific experts evaluate amanuscript and provide feedback, offering a recommendation of whether the work is suitable for publication. In this article, we discuss the principles behind peer reviewand the different forms that it can take. We discuss the importance of peer reviewing, its drawbacks and the reasons an individual may want to become a peer reviewer.

How to Cite: Koshy K, Fowler AJ, Gundogan B, Agha RA. Peer review in scholarly publishing part A: why do it?. International Journal of Surgery: Oncology. 2018;3(2):e56. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1097/IJ9.0000000000000056
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Published on 12 Jan 2018.
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