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.