Authors’ Response to Peer Reviews
Preprint (JMIR Preprints): https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/28158
Peer-Review Report by Anonymous: https://med.jmirx.org/2021/3/e32952/
Peer-Review Report by Anonymous: https://med.jmirx.org/2021/3/e32953/
Published Article: https://med.jmirx.org/2021/3/e28158/
This is the authors’ response to peer-review reports for “Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health of College Students in India: Cross-Sectional Web-Based Study”.
Round 1 Review
The responses and changes made to the manuscript in reply to the reviewers’ comments [, ] are below:
- The novelty of this study [ ] is justified in the manuscript in detail.
- The grammatical errors in the manuscript have been corrected.
- The keywords have been corrected.
- The Introduction part has been revised with all the relevant information provided during the data collection time in India.
- The literature review for this study has been expanded with relevant scholarly articles.
- The concurrent validity of the Fear of COVID-19 Scale with the Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 scale and the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 have been compared with the available prior evidence.
- Footnotes have been provided for the abbreviations in the table.
- Other correlation values have been added to Table 4 along with P values.
- For very small P values, P<0.001 has been written.
- For Tables 4 and 5, the format has been corrected with clarity and written as per journal guidelines.
- Less scholarly journal articles have been removed and references are written as per guidelines.
Round 2 Review
- * and *** to indicate significance levels in the Abstract have been removed.
- GAD-7 is the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale and PHQ-9 is the Brief Patient Health Questionnaire; this is indicated clearly in the main text in addition to the footnotes of the table. Different terms for the two scales have been removed and corrected.
- Articles about university students regarding their psychological distress have been cited more, including Pramukti et al [ ].
- The reference category for the categorical independent variable is indicated in Table 4.
- Anonymous. Peer review of "Exploring the Utility of Google Mobility Data During the COVID-19 Pandemic in India: Digital Epidemiological Analysis". JMIRx Med 2021 Sep 02;2(3):e32952 [https://med.jmirx.org/2021/3/e32952/] [CrossRef]
- Anonymous. Peer review of "Exploring the Utility of Google Mobility Data During the COVID-19 Pandemic in India: Digital Epidemiological Analysis". JMIRx Med 2021 Sep 02;2(3):e32953 [https://med.jmirx.org/2021/3/e32953/] [CrossRef]
- Chaudhary AP, Sonar NS, TR J, Banerjee M, Yadav S. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of college students in India: cross-sectional web-based study. JMIRx Med 2021 Sep 02;2(3):e28158 [https://med.jmirx.org/2021/3/e28158/] [CrossRef]
- Pramukti I, Strong C, Sitthimongkol Y, Setiawan A, Pandin MGR, Yen C, et al. Anxiety and suicidal thoughts during the COVID-19 pandemic: cross-country comparative study among Indonesian, Taiwanese, and Thai university students. J Med Internet Res 2020 Dec 24;22(12):e24487 [https://www.jmir.org/2020/12/e24487/] [CrossRef] [Medline]
Edited by E Meinert; This is a non–peer-reviewed article. submitted 16.08.21; accepted 16.08.21; published 02.09.21Copyright
©Amar Prashad Chaudhary, Narayan Sah Sonar, Jamuna TR, Moumita Banerjee, Shailesh Yadav. Originally published in JMIRx Med (https://med.jmirx.org), 02.09.2021.
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