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World J Surg Proced. Nov 5, 2018; 8(1): 1-5
Published online Nov 5, 2018. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v8.i1.1
A slight glance at peer review
Neil D Joshi, Kaivalya S Deshpande, Christian W Roehmer, Dinesh Vyas
Neil D Joshi, Kaivalya S Deshpande, Christian W Roehmer, Department of Surgery, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States
Dinesh Vyas, Department of Surgery, San Joaquin General Hospital, French Camp, CA 95231, United States
Author contributions: Joshi ND, Deshpande KS and Vyas D conceived the study and drafted the manuscript; Roehmer CW revised the work; all authors approved the final version of the article.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflict of interest to declare.
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Correspondence to: Dinesh Vyas, MD, MSc, Professor, Surgeon, Department of Surgery, San Joaquin General Hospital, 500 W Hospital Rd, P.O. Box 1020, French Camp, CA 95231, United States. dvyas@sjgh.org
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Received: July 23, 2018
Peer-review started: July 23, 2018
First decision: August 20, 2018
Revised: September 24, 2018
Accepted: October 19, 2018
Article in press: October 19, 2018
Published online: November 5, 2018
Core Tip

Core tip: The peer review process lacks the proper transparency required to ensure adequate promotion of reproducibility and reliability, which are two core characteristics that peer-reviewed, published data should possess. It is important for researchers to re-evaluate the peer review process continuously in order to formulate up-to-date methods for improving transparency, thereby strengthening its credibility.