In conventional manuscript assessment, authors receive a report on their manuscript but are generally given
little or no opportunity to raise questions with their assessor or to seek clarification or extension of the
points raised in the report. End of story. This can be frustrating for authors.
A manuscript assessment at Manuscripts Online has built into it a question-and-answer dimension.
I encourage all authors, after they've read and reflected on their report, to formulate questions about itperhaps something
needs clarifying, or you'd like further expansion on some point, or you'd like to argue a point, or indeed express whatever you
are thinking and feeling. I will make a detailed response to your questions and comments, at no further cost to you.
This makes assessment a two-way conversation, a consultative process.