Thank you for agreeing to review for Hospital Pediatrics. Our target audience includes both academic and community pediatric hospitalists and our mission is to publish original research and commentary directly related to the practice of pediatric hospital medicine. The current issue may be viewed at www.hospitalpediatrics.org in order to familiarize yourself with the type of work we publish and specific author instructions, including word limits, for each type of submission accepted.
Please include the following elements in your review.
Remarks to the editor: Please express your opinion on the quality of the paper in general here. If there are serious methodologic flaws, then this is the place to say so. Also, please address the issue of the level of interest that you believe this paper will generate amongst our target audience if possible.
Remarks to the author: Please address remediable elements here and keep comments polite and constructive. Even if you recommend rejection of the paper in your confidential remarks to the editor, any specific suggestions you can provide may be helpful to the authors in eventually publishing their work.
Please consider that each paper is the original work of the authors and editing for personal preferences of the reviewer should be avoided. However, please feel free to comment on lack of clarity in the author’s phrasing. Please be as specific as possible about the section, page or paragraph in the paper you are referring to in your remarks.