The Peer Review Process for Clinical Abstracts and Manuscripts: Helpful Tips from the POSNA Evidence Based Medicine Committee

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Maegen Wallace, MD, FAAOS
Tracey Bastrom, MA
Matthew R. Schmitz, MD, FAOA, FAAP


The review of abstracts and manuscripts for presentation or publication is an important part of the peer-review process. Many clinicians and scientists are often asked to review abstracts and manuscripts with little formal training in the process of these reviews. The following stresses the importance of abstract and manuscript review, a recommended process to go through to achieve quality reviews and how to give constructive feedback to authors in a concise yet complete and unbiased way.

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General Orthopedics