Handling reviewer’s comment?
Reviewer’s comments should be taken positively and provide a scope for improvement.
- Type of revision
Revisions can be minor or major. Whatever may be the case, it needs to be addressed. Sometimes reviewers write revisions that may span many pages and still are termed as minor. Whether minor or major, comments or revisions are often very error-free and informative. The comments are very clear with no possibility of doubts.
- Arranging the comments
Comments are sometimes are not in form of a list and are retained with the text. In such a case, the comments should be shorted down and incorporated in a tabular format. The tables should have details of comments and also the response that is been given. All minor comments such as spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, style, and font should be addressed first. By dealing with minor ones first you will realize that maximum comments are being shorted out as we make errors while we write.
Comments should be answered in a well-mannered way; the writing style should be polite and not rough.
The comments should be addressed completely. Never ignore any comment.
Answer the comments with evidence. You must provide supporting evidence for the facts you mention.
Be optimistic that your efforts will be recognized and result in a successful publication.