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The hidden details [Power / Sample Size]

posted by ElMaestro - Denmark, 2017-09-08 18:42  - Posting: # 17797
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Hi Hötzi,

» What I like:
»    Received on August 2, 2017
»    in final form, August 2, 2017
» No peer-review of letters to the editor? Detlew and I were not so lucky in the past…

This paper was subjected to all kinds of events as far as I understand from my discussion with the author :-D:-D:
  1. The author contacted the editor in advance and said more or less "Hey, I've got this wonderful idea, but I can't submit as a full paper, and I do not see a category like 'regulatory note' like they have in the AAPS J, please suggest a solution because I think this would be the proper journal for such a publication."
  2. The editor responded back that it would fit the journal's scope and could be submitted as an "unsolicited review" even though it wasn't a review.
  3. The ms was submitted in that manuscript category.
  4. The paper was reviewed by two peers. One was very positive, the other was negative. Editor asked for a major revision.
  5. The author submitted a revision and the reviews were repeated; the negative reviewer and the author were clearly not sending and receiving on the same frequencies ('it is questionable whether this paper deserves to be published as full paper' - which the author never intended it to be, hence the initial contact to the editor).
  6. Editor rejected the submission but said the author could boil it down to 500 words and then it would be accepted as a letter with one figure.
  7. The author did that on Aug 2, and the letter was accepted the same day it was submitted with one figure and the other original tables and figures as online supplementary material. Technically, the submission of the letter was a new manuscript, hence you don't see info on the review cycle. Trust me, there was ample peer reviewing here. :lookaround:
The author had to strip some info about sensitivity to alterations in MSWR, MSWT, MSBT, MSBR and more in order to get it down to 500 words.

Even though the author does perhaps not agree 100% with the negative reviewer, the author is firmly of the opinion that editor handled this in a quite OK fashion.

I heard in my local supermarket that the author is currently looking for flighs to Prague on Sept 20. If you know the BioBridges people, ask them if there are any speaker dropouts then he could perhaps jump in and volunteer a talk about GCP/GLP findings in BE trials, Bootstrapping and how it relates to BE, or something else.

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Best regards,
ElMaestro

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