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Authors’ Response to Peer Reviews of “The Exchange of Informational Support in Online Health Communities at the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Content Analysis”

Authors’ Response to Peer Reviews of “The Exchange of Informational Support in Online Health Communities at the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Content Analysis”

Authors’ Response to Peer Reviews of “The Exchange of Informational Support in Online Health Communities at the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Content Analysis”

Peer-Review Report

1College of Medicine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, United States

2College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, United States

*these authors contributed equally

Corresponding Author:

Christopher C Yang, PhD

College of Computing and Informatics

Drexel University

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Email: chris.yang@drexel.edu



This is the authors’ response to peer-review reports for “The Exchange of Informational Support in Online Health Communities at the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Content Analysis”.


Responses to Editors

M. Addressed [1].

Q. Addressed.

U. Addressed.

Reviewer AB [2]

Specific Comments
Major Comments

1. Addressed.

2. Addressed.

3. Addressed.

4. Addressed.

5. Addressed. What we were trying to convey is that people who offered information were more likely to post more than once judging by their action of responding to others’ information requests.

6. Emotional support is an interesting topic, but it is out of the scope of this study.

7. We are unable to address this comment at this moment, as studies on other public health emergencies with comparable findings are limited.

Minor Comments

8. Addressed.

9. Addressed.

10. Addressed.

11. Addressed.

12. Addressed.

Anonymous [3]:

General Comments

1. Addressed.

2. We are unable to address this comment at this moment.

3. Please refer to the Methodology section, where previous studies on which our coding ontology is based are cited.

  1. Jong W, Liang OS, Yang CC. The Exchange of Informational Support in Online Health Communities at the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Content Analysis. JMIRx Med 2021 Jul 22;2(3):e27485 [FREE Full text] [CrossRef]
  2. El Sharif R. Peer review of "The Exchange of Informational Support in Online Health Communities at the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Content Analysis". JMIRx Med 2021 Jul 22;2(3):e31423 [FREE Full text] [CrossRef]
  3. Anonymous. Peer review of "The Exchange of Informational Support in Online Health Communities at the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Content Analysis". JMIRx Med 2021 Jul 22;2(3):e31416 [FREE Full text] [CrossRef]

Edited by E Meinert; This is a non–peer-reviewed article. submitted 21.06.21; accepted 21.06.21; published 22.07.21

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©Wesley Jong, Ou Stella Liang, Christopher C Yang. Originally published in JMIRx Med (https://med.jmirx.org), 22.07.2021.

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