Reviewers: the soul of a scientific journal

Vol. 43 (2): 180-181, March – Abril, 2017

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.2017.02.01

EDITORIAL in this Issue

Sidney Glina
Professor Titular Disciplina de Urologia da Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, Santo André, SP, Brasil


Peer review system is like democracy: it is absolutely imperfect, but the best available.
It allows criticism to articles, suggestions for improvement under different perspectives and allows the editor to make a fairer decision about the future of an article.
The reviewer is the soul of a medical journal like International Brazilian Journal of Urology. He/she dictates the quality of publishing, the velocity by which each article reaches the reader, being a voluntary job that takes time. A good reviewer is rapidly identified by different magazines and is overloaded by many requests.

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