7. Writing the Review


The Reviewer Form

\u003Cp\u003EAs discussed in detail in \u003Ca href="/reviewer_certification/?module=peer_review_at_opg" data-new-window="true" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EModule 2: Peer Review at Optica\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/a\u003E, each journal in the Optica Publishing Group portfolio has different \u003Ca href="/reviewer/?page=journal_review_criteria" data-new-window="true" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"\u003Ereview criteria\u003C/a\u003E. Before writing your review, you should log into the article tracking system (Prism) and re-read the prompts you will be asked to respond to.\u003C/p\u003E \u003Cp\u003EMost Optica Publishing Group journal Review Forms include the following items:\u003C/p\u003E \u003Cul\u003E \u003Cli\u003EManuscript Ratings \u003Cul\u003E \u003Cli\u003EAppropriateness of Content for the Journal\u003C/li\u003E \u003Cli\u003ENovelty/Significance/Impact\u003C/li\u003E \u003Cli\u003EQuality of Technical Content\u003C/li\u003E \u003Cli\u003EQuality of Presentation\u003C/li\u003E \u003C/ul\u003E \u003C/li\u003E \u003Cli\u003ERecommendation to Editor\u003C/li\u003E \u003Cli\u003EOpen-Ended Questions \u003Cul\u003E \u003Cli\u003EComments to Authors\u003C/li\u003E \u003Cli\u003EConfidential Comments to Editors\u003C/li\u003E \u003C/ul\u003E \u003C/li\u003E \u003C/ul\u003E \u003Cp\u003EYour primary written review will be entered in the \u201CComments to Author\u201D section. You may choose to compose your Comments to Authors in a separate program (like Word) and upload them to the system, or to log directly into Prism, where you can save your comments as a draft until you are ready to submit them.\u003C/p\u003E \u003Cp\u003EConfidential Comments to the Editors are not required, but there is space to enter them if needed.\u003C/p\u003E