The Leek group guide to reviewing scientific papers

Jeff Leek

There has been a lot of discussion of peer review on this blog and elsewhere. One thing I realized is that no one ever formally taught me the point of peer review or how to write a review.

Like a lot of other people, I have been frustrated by the peer review process. I also now frequently turn to my students to perform supervised peer review of papers, both for their education and because I can’t handle the large number of peer review requests I get on my own.

So I wrote this guide on how to write a review of  a scientific paper on Github. Last time I did this with R packages a bunch of people contributed to make the guide better. I hope that the same thing will happen this time.