A Brief History of Sending a Letter to Santa

A Brief History of Sending a Letter to Santa

«My pals say there is no Santa but I just have to believe in him,» writes 12-year-old Wilson Castile Jr. writing to the jolly fellow in 1939. Twelve might seem a bit old to believe in the portly resident of the North Pole. But Wilson, writing from his home in Annapolis, Missouri, seems worthy of extra sympathy. Continue reading A Brief History of Sending a Letter to Santa

How do authors feel when they receive negative peer reviewer comments? An practice from Chinese biomedical researchers

How do authors feel when they receive negative peer reviewer comments? An experience from Chinese biomedical researchers

The purpose of peer review is to provide constructive feedback to authors in order to help improve the quality of their manuscript. Unluckily, however, peer reviewers sometimes fail to empathize with authors and provide their feedback in a manner that is overly critical, harsh, or superficial and dismissive. Continue reading How do authors feel when they receive negative peer reviewer comments? An practice from Chinese biomedical researchers