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Table 2 Mean scores for individual items of the Review Quality Instrument (RQI) for all reviewers (ANRs and ECRs)

From: Are reviewers suggested by authors as good as those chosen by editors? Results of a rater-blinded, retrospective study

RQI item   Mean score* SD
1 Assessing importance of research question 2.34 0.78
2 Assessing originality 1.87 0.89
3 Identifying strengths and weaknesses of methods 2.41 0.73
4 Providing comments about writing and presentation 2.39 0.87
5 Providing constructive comments 2.73 0.81
6 Providing evidence to support comments 2.18 0.86
7 Commenting on authors' interpretation of results 2.28 0.75
  1. *Mean of both raters