A Collaborative Approach to Manuscript Revisions and Responses to Reviewer Comments

K. Andrew R. Richards, Michael A. Hemphill, Sara B. Flory

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While there are benefits to collaborative research, navigating group dynamics can also bring challenges, particularly for doctoral students and early career academics who are new to the research process. These dynamics extend beyond initial manuscript submission and include processes associated with interpreting reviewer comments, deciding upon and making revisions, and developing clear author response documents through the revision process. Herein, the authors overview one systematic and replicable approach to managing revisions. Steps include (a) read, set aside, and return to the reviewer comments; (b) document initial reactions to comments; (c) collectively review the comments and decide upon direction; (d) coordinate revisions to the manuscript; (e) craft final response statements; and (f) prepare a resubmission cover letter to the editor. Recommendations will be provided for approaching the revision, including how to revise the manuscript to highlight edits, and suggestions for tone and approach, particularly when disagreeing with a reviewer.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-346
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Teaching in Physical Education
Issue number3
Early online dateAug 17 2021
StatePublished - Jul 2022


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