B – Crafting a revision

Editorial. Crafting a revision. Nature Neuroscience 2011;14:941
(doi: 10.1038/nn0811-941)

A thoughtful revision of a paper based on editorial and referee feedback does improve its quality. The process of revising a paper can sometimes be frustrating for the authors, editors and referees. Authors should be open to referee criticisms and should go through his comments point by point responding constructively and diplomatically to each point. Also noting that a referee has made critical mistakes or has requested unnecessary extensions, nonetheless authors should make any effort to improve the paper. Authors, editors and referees all benefit from a collaborative and collegial peer review process.