Preprint (JMIR Preprints): https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/28049
Authors' Response to Peer-Review Reports: https://med.jmirx.org/2021/3/e23393/
Published Article: https://med.jmirx.org/2021/3/e28049/
This is a peer-review report submitted for the paper “Emergence of the First Strains of SARS-CoV-2 Lineage B.1.1.7 in Romania: Genomic Analysis.”
Round 1 Review
This paper  reports the identification and characterization of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant (the English variant) in North-East Romania and a synopsis of the circulation of this variant in Romania. The manuscript is timely, straightforward, and professionally crafted, and the results are of interest for the characterization of SARS-CoV-2 strains. Such routine surveys are necessary to trace the emergence of new variants of interest and are scarce in Eastern Europe.
The manuscript needs some revision of English. It is generally well prepared, but there are several instances in which it could benefit from a professional revision.
Conflicts of Interest
Edited by E Meinert; This is a non–peer-reviewed article. submitted 21.07.21; accepted 21.07.21; published 13.08.21Copyright
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