- Confine the response to the points made in the comment;
- Reply to every substantive point, explicitly stating whether the review author agrees or disagrees with the comment and providing supporting evidence where necessary;
- Describe any changes that will be made to the review in response to the comment; and
- Reply in Use clear and plain language.
If the Feedback Editor is an author of the review in question or if they have a conflict of interest in the particular topic, the CRG should ask another Editor should be recruited to take on the role of Feedback Editor for that review.