Reviewer Resource Center
Check out these editor videos, articles, and additional links to learn how to prepare to review a manuscript.
Peer-review Process and Manuscript Life Cycle
Dr. Thomas D'Amico discusses the life cycle of a manuscript and the peer review process at JTCVS.Click here to watch
Dr. Mara Antonoff's Complete Scholarly Peer Review Strategy
Dr. Mara Antonoff discusses her strategy for performing high-quality peer review in this video.Click here to watch
How Long Should I Spend on Review Preparation?
Dr. Nick Andersen discusses how his time spent preparing to review a manuscript has evolved from his early reviewer days.View Here
Reviewing scientific manuscripts: A comprehensive guide for peer reviewers
By understanding and implementing the elements of reviewing scientific manuscripts, peer reviewers will contribute to accurate and impactful published literature.Link to Open Archive Article
Equator Network Peer Review Toolkit
This website provides reporting guidelines for main study types. Scientists can use these guidelines when writing or reviewing research.Equator Network Guidelines
JTCVS Author Guidelines
Page 38 of the Author Guidelines includes important information for reviewers.JTCVS Guidelines
Editorial Manager Guide for Reviewers
This video provides a walkthrough of the Reviewer Main Menu in Editorial Manager, including how to respond to invitations, submitting reviews, and more.Click here to watch
Check out these editor videos, articles, and additional links to learn tips on writing a review.
Outline for Reviewers
Dr. Mara Antonoff discusses each step of the review process and written key takeaways for reviewersView Here
Writing a Quality Review
Dr. Lisa Brown shares her tips for writing a high quality review (as well as writing high quality manuscripts)Click here to watch
Outline for Statistical Reviewers
Dr. Hunter Mehaffey discusses each step of the review process for statistical reviewersView Here
Check out these links to understand how to make a recommendation when reviewing for an AATS Journal.
Comments to the Editor
Dr. Fuller discusses some important elements of peer review, including why reviewers should leave comments to the editor.Watch here
Understanding the list of available recommendation terms in the AATS JournalsView Here
Accept or Transfer
Dr. Fuller explains how editors determine which journal submissions are directed to.Watch here
Elsevier's Reviewer Hub
From your Elsevier Reviewer Hub, you can organize your reviews, volunteer to review, activate your complimentary access to Scopus/Science Direct, claim certificates, download your review history report, and set your review preferences.Elsevier's Reviewer Hub
Pathway to Editorial Board Membership
JTCVS Editors discuss the pathway from being a reviewer to joining the editorial board.Click here to watch
Editorial Board Membership Requirements
Read more about the Editorial Board membership requirementsRead Here
AATS Journals Webinars Series
The AATS Journals Webinar series occurs bimonthly on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Cardiothoracic surgeons can learn about the latest news, research, procedures, and technological advances in the field through a variety of publications from the AATS. Prior AATS Journals webinars can be viewed online in the AATS Digital Resource Library.