Can Peer Review Be Kinder? Supportive Peer Review: A Re-Commitment to Kindness and a Call to Action

Catherine M. Clase, Elizabeth Dicks, Rachel Holden, Manish M. Sood, Adeera Levin, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Linda W. Moore, Susan J. Bartlett, Aminu K. Bello, Clara Bohm, Darren Bridgewater, Josee Bouchard, Dylan Burger, Juan Jesús Carrero, Maoliosa Donald, Meghan Elliott, Maya J. Goldenberg, Meg Jardine, Ngan N. Lam, W. Joy MaddiganFrançois Madore, Thomas A. Mavrakanas, Amber O. Molnar, G. V.Ramesh Prasad, Claudio Rigatto, Karthik K. Tennankore, Elena Torban, Laurel Trainor, Christine A. White, Sunny Hartwig

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Abstract

Peer review aims to select articles for publication and to improve articles before publication. We believe that this process can be infused by kindness without losing rigor. In 2014, the founding editorial team of the Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease (CJKHD) made an explicit commitment to treat authors as we would wish to be treated ourselves. This broader group of authors reaffirms this principle, for which we suggest the terminology “supportive review.”

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCanadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Volume9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Keywords

  • humility
  • kindness
  • peer review
  • supportive review
  • truth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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