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Form letter G: To complainant re: Reviewer

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This form letter is used in the following decision tree:

8. Reviewer bias or competitive harmful acts by reviewers

Form letter G: To complainant re: Reviewer

[letterhead of the journal editorial office or the editor’s general contact information]


[title of article, date of publication]

Dear [complainant],

As we have already discussed, I have communicated to the reviewer in question concerning the allegation raised by you in your initial communication of [date] (please see copy attached). I have now had a response from the reviewer which I wanted to share with you for your comment.

[The substance of the response is {description},]

Although ultimately it is my responsibility to make a reasonable determination as to the allegations made and possible responses or remedies, I would very much appreciate your views and reactions.

Sincerely yours,

[editor name]