Example-Based Learning as a Guide for Revising a Peer-Reviewed Manuscript


Publishing medical research is an increasingly competitive process for junior researchers. One critical step is revising a manuscript with editorial team feedback. This article’s purpose is to utilize a novel example-based learning approach to provide trainees and junior faculty with ten steps on how to successfully navigate the manuscript peer-review process. To this end, each step in the proposed guide is correlated with the authors’ most recent publication experience, with key manuscript and editor response letter versions made available through an open-access digital repository.

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The authors thank the editors and reviewers of the Canadian Medical Education Journal for their support and feedback; this project would not have been possible without them. The authors also thank the staff at the Brown University Library who made the manuscript versions available in the Brown Digital Repository.


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PBG conceived of the study; KST and DLC performed the literature review; KST, DLC, WCW, and PBG contributed to the writing.

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Correspondence to Paul B. Greenberg.

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Tang, K.S., Cheng, D.L., Wu, W. et al. Example-Based Learning as a Guide for Revising a Peer-Reviewed Manuscript. Med.Sci.Educ. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-020-01009-9

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  • Medical student research
  • Knowledge acquisition
  • Teaching methods
  • Example-based learning
  • Peer-review publication