When revising your manuscript and responding to peer review comments:

  • Address all points raised by the editor and reviewers.
  • Describe the revisions to your manuscript in your response letter.
  • Perform any additional experiments or analyses the reviewers recommend (unless you feel that they would not make your paper better; if this is the case, explain why in your response letter).
  • Provide a polite and scientific rebuttal to any points or comments you disagree with.
  • Differentiate between reviewer comments and your responses in your letter.
  • Clearly show the major revisions in the text, either with a different colour text, by highlighting the changes, or with Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature.
  • Return the revised manuscript and response letter within the time period the editorial assistant tells you.