Improve Your Chances of Publication

The peer-review process is a critical step in the production of high-quality scientific journals, such as The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. An effective peer-review system facilitates informed clinical practice changes that will enhance value-based care for patients and iteratively educate the entire field of cardiothoracic surgery.

The Annals Academy: How to Write a Great Review—Essential Components of Outstanding Peer Reviews


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Room 30E

Reviewers and authors both face challenges, however. Reviewer challenges include finding key elements in a manuscript and knowing what to consider in each manuscript component, while authors sometimes struggle with responding to reviewer comments and preparing revisions in a manner that will improve the chances of publication.

In a session led by Annals Editor G. Alexander Patterson, MD, FRCS(C), experienced reviewers and authors will provide insights on why surgeons should care about the peer-review process, key elements of scientific manuscripts, basic study design and statistical methods, and making revisions.

Although the session is geared toward junior faculty and early career researchers, physicians and researchers at any stage in their careers will glean useful perspectives.