Resident Reviewer Development Program and International Community Curriculum: Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Journal

Introduction and Approach to Peer Review for Clinicians

Session description: We will discuss our peer-reviewed journal’s mission, ethics, and standards. We will also explain the importance of understanding the current literature when crafting a study and manuscript. In addition, we will describe the criteria by which reviewers make recommendations, including a very specific framework designed for those with a primarily clinical background.


Erika Celis-Aguilar, MD, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology and Neurotology, Center of Research and Teaching in Health Sciences, Civil Hospital of Culiacán, Autonomous University of Sinaloa, Mexico

Jennifer J. Shin, MD, SM, Vice Chair for Academic Affairs at Longwood, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Associate Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Surgery.

Original Broadcast Date: 18 February 2021

International Perspective on Publishing and Avoiding Predatory Journals

Session Description: This presentation from a leader in the World Association of Medical Editors focuses on peer review with an international perspective. It will also include insights into turnaround times for review and avoiding predatory journals. Resources, including communities with help to working toward publication, will be discussed.


Jose Florencio Lapeña, MA, MD, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, University of the Philippines Manila College of Medicine; Attending Otolaryngologist, Philippine General Hospital

Original Broadcast Date: 11 March 2021

Key Concepts in Statistics

Session description: Topics related to statistics, including common statistical errors and explanations are reviewed, as well as avoiding fatal flaws from the outset and recognizing them during review. This session will open with a brief review of the common statistical elements such as 95% confidence intervals, then focus more on frequent but more mentally complex areas in statistics, e.g. key concepts in interpreting regression models, propensity score analyses, ordinal data assessments, and sample sizes.


Kosuke Kawai, ScD, Senior Biostatistician and Epidemiologist, Department of Otolaryngology, Boston Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Original Broadcast Date: 15 April 2021

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