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Peer Review of “Emergence of the First Strains of SARS-CoV-2 Lineage B.1.1.7 in Romania: Genomic Analysis”

Peer Review of “Emergence of the First Strains of SARS-CoV-2 Lineage B.1.1.7 in Romania: Genomic Analysis”

Peer Review of “Emergence of the First Strains of SARS-CoV-2 Lineage B.1.1.7 in Romania: Genomic Analysis”

Authors of this article:

Cristian Apetrei 1 Author Orcid Image

Peer-Review Report

Related ArticlesPreprint (medRxiv): https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.01.29.21250643v1
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/
JMIRx Med 2021;2(3):e32296

doi:10.2196/32296

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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.”


General Comments

This paper [1] 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.

Minor Comments

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

None declared.

  1. Lobiuc A, Dimian M, Sturdza O, Filip R, Covasa M. Emergence of the First Strains of SARS-CoV-2 Lineage B.1.1.7 in Romania: Genomic Analysis. JMIRx Med 2021 Aug;2(3):e28049 [FREE Full text] [CrossRef]

Edited by E Meinert; This is a non–peer-reviewed article. submitted 21.07.21; accepted 21.07.21; published 13.08.21

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