Generosity, Collegiality, and Scientific Accuracy When Writing and Reviewing Original Research


In spite of concerns about the lack of recognition for its conduct, peer review remains the backbone of scientific evaluation and advancement of scientific knowledge. Given the challenges and evolution in the peer review system, collegiality among authors, reviewers, editors, and even consumers of content is more important than ever. While general guidance has been provided recently in the pharmacy literature, this commentary provides both philosophical underpinnings and specific mechanics for enhancing effectiveness of reviews and improving the quality of writing for authors concurrently, thus examining each major section in an original research contribution. Generosity, courtesy, diligence, thoroughness, and empathy are required of us all to advance the scientific paradigm of our discipline and profession.


Shane P Desselle


Aleda M Chen

Journal/Conference Information

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy ,DOI: doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.10.026., ISSN: 1551-7411, Volume: 16, Issue: 2, Pages Range: 261-265,