We provide some guidelines on how to write a constructive review for Nature Computational Science.
The peer review process is undoubtedly an important step in scientific publishing for assessing the quality and the validity of manuscripts before publication. When evaluating a paper, multiple factors come into play and need to be thoroughly analyzed by reviewers in order to determine whether the reported research is sound and meets the journal’s criteria for publication. As editors, we strive to ensure that the peer review process is as thorough and fair as possible, which also depends on the remarkable service that reviewers provide to us. We therefore would like to offer some suggestions on how to write a constructive and unbiased review for Nature Computational Science.
In this editorial piece, Nature Computational Science, provides guidance on conducting a quality peer review and providing excellent feedback. Before conducting a review, it is essential to read the guidance and editorial policies of the publication. These are excellent standards that reflect the high quality of the publication.
We should note that the review process is confidential, meaning that reviewers should not share information about the manuscript under consideration with others. However, we do encourage principal investigators to involve members of their research lab in the review process. In this case, we do ask for the names of these individuals to be shared with us so that they can be given appropriate credit for the review as well.