Published Article: https://med.jmirx.org/2023/1/e43880/
This is a peer-review report submitted for the paper “Postacute Sequelae of COVID-19 and Adverse Psychiatric Outcomes: Protocol for an Etiology and Risk Systematic Review.”
Round 1 Review
Do you have any serious concerns about the manuscript such as fraud, plagiarism, unethical or unsafe practices?
Have authors’ provided the necessary ethics approval (from authors’ institution or an ethics committee)?
How would you rate the English language quality?
Validity and Reproducibility
Is the reasons for conducting the study and its objectives clearly explained?
Is the study design appropriate?
Are sufficient details provided so that the method can be replicated?
Are datasets available so that others could use them?
Based on your answers in section 3 how could the author improve the protocol?
As an important part of a review is the declaration of the purpose of the protocol , the Introduction section should be the core of the article. However, after reading the beginning of the paper, I realized the seriousness of COVID-19, but I could not see the key point of the research. There are a lot of data to emphasize the worse outcomes, but I do not know how these data contributed to the relationship between the major topic of postacute sequelae of COVID-19 and adverse psychiatric outcomes; for example, the narrative on the effect of therapies. Hence, a more organized structure for the Introduction section with more conciseness would be easier for the readers.
Requires revisions: The manuscript contains objective errors or fundamental flaws that must be addressed and major revisions are suggested.
Conflicts of Interest
This paper was peer-reviewed by the Plan P Hashtag Community partner #PeerRef.
- Effiong A. Postacute sequelae of COVID-19 and adverse psychiatric outcomes: protocol for an etiology and risk systematic review. JMIRx Med 2023;4(1):e43880 [FREE Full text]
Edited by G Eysenbach; This is a non–peer-reviewed article. submitted 23.12.22; accepted 23.12.22; published 14.03.23Copyright
©Yin Qianlan. Originally published in JMIRx Med (https://med.jmirx.org), 14.03.2023.
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