How to solve common issues holding manuscripts back- Part 2

By Tiffany Medina, PR Assistant, SAGE Publishing— Follow @_TiffMedina

We kicked off Peer Review Week with the first installment in our series on the common statistical and methodological issues editors and reviewers report when reviewing—and in some cases rejecting—manuscripts. Our first installment focused on issues often raised in the introduction portion of manuscripts. In today’s installment we address issues related to the study’s design, based off the Organizational Research Methods article Getting Through the Gate: Statistical and Methodological Issues Raised in the Reviewing Process.

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This chart represents feedback from 304 editors’ and reviewers’ letters for 69 manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Business and Psychology. Since it’s typical for reviewers and editors to serve more than one journal, this feedback likely reflects the thoughts of reviewers and editors from other journals. This chart also relates their feedback to current debates and best practices from the literature. Click here for more information.

 Keep this chart in mind the next time you’re submitting research or even reviewing research, as you can also use this chart to improve on the quality of your own feedback.

Read the first installment here, and remember to check back next week for Part 3, dealing with issues related to measurement.

     
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